ALL ARE WELCOME. We encourage visitors, and would enjoy having you join us for a meeting or a field trip.

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.

Meetings in the time of COVID-19

The Academy of Natural Sciences is closed to the public so we will not be able to meet in person. We will be holding the meeting through our new Zoom account. Virtual meetings allow us to adhere to social distancing protocols while also allowing more members who cannot normally make it into Center City Philadelphia on a Thursday night to attend.

Holding Virtual Meetings is a big change for the club. It will require us to spend money on a virtual meeting platform, take more effort from the Officers, and require speakers to change their presentations to work virtually. This new virtual meeting experience will also require you to adjust the way that you attend too.

1. We will be asking you to register for each meeting through an EventBrite form posted on the website. Each meeting will have a registration link. You must complete the form and “check out” even though the meeting is free (as always) and open to the public. Registration will remain open until 7:15 PM on the night of the meeting.

2. Once your registration is complete, you will be sent a Zoom link to use for that meeting.

Meetings pre-COVID-19

Upcoming Meetings:

February 04, 2021
February 04, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Speaker: Therese A. Catanach

Since this is a virtual meeting on Zoom, you must register in advance here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvduCgrj8jHtc5qUKJMEZh9wMXRYRhvi1_ After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. ***************************************************************************************** Brief Description: Historically treated as one species, a joint project between the Academy of Natural Sciences - Drexel and the Peregrine Fund has shown that …
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February 18, 2021
February 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Speaker: Katie Fallon

Since this is a Virtual Presentation on ZOOM, you must first register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvcu2hqj4sHNMdT0EX71jKFCsQqS9qiGMx After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Description of Talk:  Vultures are often overlooked, underappreciated, & unloved, despite the vital role they play in healthy ecosystems. Worldwide, vultures are more likely to be threatened …
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Past Meetings

January 21, 2021
January 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Speaker: Tom Johnson

This is a virtual meeting on Zoom, so please register in advance here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqcOuqqjgjHNcx6fz1kYcKSacZc7ufh9ps After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. ******************************************************************* Brief Description: Flying birds make for some of the most compelling AND challenging photographic subjects.    Tom will let us in on his secrets for photographing …
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January 07, 2021
January 07, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Speaker: Bert Filemyr

Since this is a virtual meeting, you will need to register in advance here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwocuCqrjwtGdU_HVvdXjmImDuqIibFcKKe After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. ************************************************************************* This is the time of year when the club enjoys a brief presentation about our history, presented yet again by the inimitable Bert Filemyr, our …
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December 17, 2020
December 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Steve Mattan

THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT FOR WHICH YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE HERE: Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApcOuprTMtE9NwTVwXthkpPy68mBMKU5un After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.   *************************************************************************************************** Here is all the information you should need in order to understand and, hopefully, enter this year's Photo Contest! …
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December 03, 2020
December 03, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Speaker: Jennifer Uehling

SPEAKER:  Jennifer Uehling THIS IS A VIRTUAL MEETING, SO YOU MUST REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE:     The contiguous USA was once home to two native parrot species: the Carolina Parakeet and the Thick-billed Parrot. These species are now extinct here. However, over the past century, a diverse set of parrot species has been introduced to …
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November 19, 2020
November 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Peter Kaestner

THIS IS A VIRTUAL PRESENTATION BY THIS YEAR'S BANQUET SPEAKER.  YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT, SO PLEASE GO HERE: Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpf-GupjIvGNxwIeHXPluwmeG63sjP2e8w After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting, and you may also receive something interesting via snail mail!  NOTE THE EARLY START-TIME …
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November 05, 2020
November 05, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Speaker: Susan Lindee

THIS IS A VIRTUAL MEETING, SO YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE TO PARTICIPATE! Register in advance here" https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tcOquqTosGN1uWKIqxL4dNCIPqW-MaZIE After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. ************************************ (with photos by Imogen Warren)      There are now 57 known species of extinct New Zealand birds, who disappeared either before …
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October 15, 2020
October 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Speaker: Laurie Goodrich

This DVOC Virtual Event will be a Zoom meeting.  To participate, you must register in advance here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtc--hrzkqHtYkuY0yFByrCIjlNlAR7P9J After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.   Brief Description: Since 1934, Hawk Mountain has been monitoring raptor and songbird migration along the Kittatinny Ridge. In this talk, we will …
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October 01, 2020
October 01, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Speaker: Brian Quindlen

THIS IS A VIRTUAL MEETING via ZOOM Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0odOyrrD4tGdWJC8thewI9r38xGYwpY9ec After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The Presentation: The Upper Main Line YMCA in Berwyn, Pennsylvania is unlike most other YMCAs. It is situated on a 54-acre campus in the suburbs of Philadelphia. …
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September 17, 2020
September 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Speaker: Jim Wright

NOTE that this will be a virtual meeting via ZOOM. Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsceCrrjooGNwQmpNUB_74oL2A6VIkWmI2 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The Presentation: With the latest 007 movie expected later this Fall, Jim Wright,  the author of “The Real James Bond,” will give an illustrated …
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July 09, 2020
July 09, 2020 @ 11:30 pm - 1:00 am

Speaker: Tykee James

First, Tykee will talk about his own experiences as a young, Black birder in Philly.  Second, he will reflect on key takeaways and other aspects of the recent, international #BlackBirdersWeek events.  Third, he will comment on birders' potential power and effectiveness as "the best hope for environmental advocacy."  Finally, he will take questions & comments, …
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June 05, 2020
June 05, 2020 @ 12:30 am - 2:15 am

Speaker: Alan F. Poole

Alan Poole, the premier expert on the Osprey, will present key aspects of the revival of this species, which had been nearly moribund due to DDT exposure.  Poole's new book on this topic will be available for purchase and signing by the author.  
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