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.

IN-PERSON MEETINGS ARE BACK!!

In-person meetings have resumed at the Academy of Natural Sciences. We will be following Covid guidance as required by ANS and the city of Philadelphia. This is a fluid situation and updated as required. Currently, masks are strongly recommended in indoor public settings. If you are not feeling well, please do not attend in person. There is an option to join via Zoom. We are asking everyone to register for the meeting, whether attending in person or not. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link. Please disregard the Zoom link if you are attending in person. Speakers may be via Zoom or in person. This is noted next to their name.

Remember, meetings start at 7:30 pm with club business followed by our speaker. Zoom will open at 7:15 pm to allow people to sign on prior to the start of the meeting. The hybrid meeting setup will be a first for us. There will most likely be a learning curve so please be patient. Looking forward to our 2022/2023 season.

Pre-Meeting Dinners will also resume at Asia on the Parkway, 1700 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, starting at 6:00 pm.

As customary, there will be a Post-Meeting Get Together at Cherry Street Tavern, North 22nd Street.

Meetings pre-COVID-19

Upcoming Meetings:

September 19, 2024
Eagle, Quetzal, Grackle: Ornithological understanding in the Aztec world
September 19, 2024 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Victoria Sindlinger

The meeting will be held at the Academy of Natural Sciences, BEES classroom (3rd floor) and online. Meeting agenda: 7:15 PM:  Zoom opens 7:30-8 PM: Club business 8 PM:  Presentation followed by questions (might start earlier if club business finishes earlier). Please register for the meeting whether you will be attending in person or via ...
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October 17, 2024
Return to the Sky: The Surprising Story of How One Woman and Seven Eaglets Helped Restore the Bald Eagle
October 17, 2024 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Tina Morris (remote)

The speaker is remote. The in-person portion of the meeting will be held at the Academy of Natural Sciences, BEES classroom (3rd floor). Meeting agenda: 7:15 PM:  Zoom opens 7:30-8 PM: Club business 8 PM:  Presentation followed by questions (might start earlier if club business finishes earlier). Please register for the meeting whether you will ...
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Past Meetings

July 20, 2024
Board Game Afternoon
July 20, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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DVOC and Audubon Mid-Atlantic bring you Board Game Day at the Discovery Center, on Saturday, July 20, from 1-4 pm With summer being nesting season and the vast majority of birds not calling like they were just a few weeks ago, we'll take the time to passively bird while we enjoy each other's company playing ...
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June 06, 2024
Feather Trails: A Journey of Discovery Among Endangered Birds
June 06, 2024 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Sophie Osborn (remote)

The meeting will be held at the Academy of Natural Sciences, BEES classroom (3rd floor) and online. Meeting agenda: 7:15 PM:  Zoom opens 7:30-8 PM: Club business 8 PM:  Presentation followed by questions (might start earlier if club business finishes earlier). Please register for the meeting whether you will be attending in person or via ...
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May 22, 2024
Center of the Bird World: Audubon and his Rivals in Philadelphia
May 22, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Speaker: Kenn Kaufman

NOTE: This is a special meeting held in the auditorium at the Academy of Natural Sciences at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, May 22nd.  6:00 - Doors open 6:30 - Introductions and Kenn Kaufman's talk 7:00 - Moderated discussion between Kenn Kaufman and Jason Weckstein followed by Q&A 7:30 - Book signing - you can buy ...
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May 02, 2024
May 02, 2024 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Jason Weckstein, Matthew Soesanto, Abigail Del Grosso

The meeting will be held at the Academy of Natural Sciences, BEES classroom (3rd floor) and on-line. Meeting agenda: 7:15 PM:  Zoom opens 7:30-8 PM: Club business 8 PM:  Presentation followed by questions (might start earlier if club business finishes earlier). Please register for the meeting whether you will be attending in person or via ...
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April 18, 2024
Introduction to Photography: Wildlife Edition
April 18, 2024 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Troy Bynum

The meeting will be held at the Academy of Natural Sciences, BEES classroom (3rd floor) and on-line. Meeting agenda: 7:15 PM:  Zoom opens 7:30-8 PM: Club business followed by a short presentation by 2023 Billings Big Year winner, Ethan Kang 8 PM:  Presentation followed by questions (might start earlier if club business finishes earlier). Please ...
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April 11, 2024
Native Plant Ecology for Creating and Maintaining Bird Habitat
April 11, 2024 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Sam Bucciarelli

(NOTE: This is on the second Thursday of April, rather than our normal first Thursday meeting) The meeting will be held at the Academy of Natural Sciences, BEES classroom (3rd floor) and on-line. Meeting agenda: 7:15 PM:  Zoom opens 7:30-8 PM: Club business 8 PM:  Presentation followed by questions (might start earlier if club business ...
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March 21, 2024
The dramatic evolution of birds on Madagascar
March 21, 2024 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Dr. Sushma Reddy (remote)

The meeting will be held at the Academy of Natural Sciences, BEES classroom (3rd floor) and online. Meeting agenda: 7:15 PM:  Zoom opens 7:30-8 PM: Club business 8 PM:  Presentation followed by questions (might start earlier if club business finishes earlier). Please register for the meeting whether you will be attending in person or via ...
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March 07, 2024
Game Night at Discovery Center
March 07, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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NOTE the different location and start time. This is also an in-person-only event. Please register here.  Join DVOC and Audubon Mid-Atlantic for our first joint Game Night. With cooler temps and the sun still setting early, we’ll use this time to reconnect with each other before a busy Spring Migration season. Bring your tabletop games ...
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February 15, 2024
A Healthier Watershed for Birds and People with Audubon Mid-Atlantic
February 15, 2024 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Robin Irizarry

The meeting will be held at the Academy of Natural Sciences, BEES classroom (3rd floor) and on-line. Meeting agenda: 7:15 PM:  Zoom opens 7:30-8 PM: Club business 8 PM:  Presentation followed by questions (might start earlier if club business finishes earlier). Please register for the meeting whether you will be attending in person or via ...
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February 01, 2024
Communities, Climate, and Birds
February 01, 2024 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Campbell Simmons

The meeting will be held at the Academy of Natural Sciences, BEES classroom and on-line. Meeting agenda: 7:15 PM:  Zoom opens 7:30-8 PM: Club business 8 PM:  Presentation followed by questions. Please register for the meeting whether you will be attending in person or via Zoom. Then watch for the meeting link in your email. ...
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January 18, 2024
The Pedagogy of Leading a Birdwalk
January 18, 2024 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Katrina Clark

The meeting will be held at the Academy of Natural Sciences, BEES classroom and on-line. Meeting agenda: 7:15 PM:  Zoom opens 7:30-8 PM: Club business 8 PM:  Presentation followed by questions. Please register for the meeting whether you will be attending in person or via Zoom. Then watch for the meeting link in your email. ...
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