Eagles at Conowingo Dam (MD)
December 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Conowingo Dam, Darlington, MD 21034, USA
This time of year hundreds of Eagles gather below the dam to fish and interact. Also an excellent spot for photography. Meet near the concession stand near the dam. We will also visit some other birding spots south along the river.
Meet 9AM at the Conowingo Dam for prime Eagle viewing.
Leader Cliff Hence cwhenceiii (at )aol.com
This DVOC trip is free to members and non-members alike.
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Laurie Goodrich: Chasing Broadwings to Brazil and Back
December 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
Join us as we track the amazing journey of the broad-winged hawk from space using satellite telemetry technology, and together we'll trace the movements of this long-distance migrant from Pennsylvania to Central and South America, and back. This study marks the first time a telemetry unit has ever been placed on a juvenile broadwing. Hawk Mountain is grateful to the Pennsylvania Game Commission for its State Wildlife Grant, and support from ATAS International, the East Stroudsburg University Research Grant, Pennsylvania Audubon, and other private donors and supporters on Indiegogo for making this work possible.
Hawk Mountain hired Laurie Goodrich as its first full-time research biologist. Today she boasts more than 25 years of service and oversees the Sanctuary's long-term migration monitoring programs, including the mammoth annual autumn hawk count, and the Sanctuary's natural history database.
An enthusiastic educator, Laurie also is a skilled interpretive naturalist and helps to train interns and volunteers in raptor identification. In 2010 the board selected her to serve as Director of Education for two years and during this time she spearheaded a rigorous planning process that resulted in the first-ever long-range plan for Hawk Mountain education programming.
Laurie recently launched the new Pennsylvania Farmland Raptors Program, and is the Hawk Mountain liaison for the award-winning Raptor Population Index Project. Her latest focus is on publishing results from her dissertation research and in analyzing long-term datasets on age and sex of raptor migrants.
A long-time volunteer for Big Brothers-Big Sister of Schuylkill County, Laurie enjoys gardening, hiking and bird watching, and resides in Orwigsburg.
DVOC Photo contest
December 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
DVOC Photo contest
Hosted by: Marty Dellwo
See more here: http://dvoc.org/activities/photo-contest/
Wissahickon Environmental Center
December 29, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Wissahickon Environmental Center- Tree House, 300 W Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118, USA
Meet Martin Selzer at 8:30 a.m. at the Wissahickon Environmental Center’s Tree House at 8:30am. The morning will begin by enjoying the activity at the Tree House’s feeders before exploring Andorra Meadow and Forbidden Drive as the conditions per permit.