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The club enthusiastically welcomes new members – young people, beginners and anyone else who is genuinely interested in birding. Members benefit from the wealth of information and expertise that this club offers. The bi-annual club journal, Cassinia, is provided to members.

DVOC is the organization for birders and bird enthusiasts in the Delaware Valley region. Please visit our current meeting/program and field trip schedule. Meetings are lively proceedings, with a featured speaker or a special forum as well as reports from the various committees, announcements, and general field notes. The club has an extensive program of field trips – local, regional, national, and international. All meetings, field trips, and other club activities are open to members and non-members.

For further information contact the Membership Chairperson – Bonnie Witmer

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Annual Dues

The Club’s fiscal year and dues year run from January to January.


People joining January through March, pay the full dues for the year ($35).
People joining April through August, pay half dues for the year rounded to the highest dollar ($18), and are covered to the end of the year.
People joining September through December, pay the full dues ($35) and are covered until the end of following year.

Active Membership – Annual dues are $35.

Household Membership – To qualify, one person in the household shall be fully paid active, life, or honorary member in good standing. Any additional person residing at the same address, upon application and approval, shall become an active member of the DVOC for the sum of $15 per year. Each household shall receive only one copy of Cassinia or other similar publications.
People joining January through March pay the full dues for the year ($15). People joining April through August, payhalf dues for the remainder of the year ($8). People joining September through December pay the full dues ($15) and are covered to the end of the following year.)
Each household shall receive a single copy of Cassinia or other similar publications.

This motion is retroactive to the beginning of 2016. The Treasurer will contact those existing members who qualify to determine if they wish to receive credit, receive a refund, or to donate to the club the difference between what they paid for 2016 and the new rate.

Junior/Student Membership – Dues are $10 per year for this category. It is available to students at the college level or below.

Life Memberships

Life Membership is also an option. Life membership dues are placed in the club endowment, thus generate income and support the club in perpetuity. The cost of a life membership has traditionally been established as 15 times the annual dues rate. Once a person becomes a life membership they no longer pay dues.

A life membership is $525. It can be paid as a single payment, or alternately, 3 yearly installments of $175.00. This is in place of annual dues.

For further information contact the Membership Chairperson – Bonnie Witmer

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Fellows and Honorary Members

List of Honorary Members and Fellows

(From the DVOC Constitution)
“Ornithologists who have attained special prominence in their ornithological work may be chosen at the annual meeting to be Honorary Members of the Club.”

(From the DVOC Constitution)
“Fellows shall be chosen ……from among the Active Members of at least one year’s standing as a recognition of the high quality of their ornithological work.”