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:

December 01, 2022
December 01, 2022 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Scott Parkhill, Ben Larson (via Zoom)

Meeting timing: 7:15PM Zoom opens; 7:30-8PM club business; 8PM 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. Disregard the meeting link if you will be attending in person. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtdO2spzkiHNTeqiADOGXzr3zpv8LYi0gX Scott Parkhill with Audubon Mid-Atlantic and ...
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December 15, 2022
December 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Speaker: Steve Mattan

The annual Members' Photo Night is right around the corner! Remember that photo that you really loved? Find it now and submit it to Steve Mattan at stevemattan@comcast.net PHOTOS MUST BE SUBMITTED by  NOVEMBER 20th, 11:59pm.  Full details are listed below. Register for the meeting here:  https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvd-igrDMuH91hAD5b3A5VybMEl0pBprIn **************************************************************************************** Join us for the annual Members’ Photo ...
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January 12, 2023
2023 Annual Members' Meeting and Potluck - IN PERSON - The Discovery Center
January 12, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Since the founding of our club in 1890, the first meeting of every year has been the “Members’ Meeting.” The meeting will feature the Annual Election of Officers and Council members, election of Fellows and Honorary Members, reports by the Treasurer, and other matters of interest. The meeting will be held at the Discovery Center ...
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Past Meetings

November 17, 2022
November 17, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Speaker: Mark Garland (in person)

DVOC Banquet 2022 November 17th at 6:30pm Tickets $59 Get Tickets Please note: proof of COVID vaccination will be required for entry.  Thank you for your cooperation.) 1301 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19147 The Great, Amazing, Wonderful Birds of the World Trivia Quiz (with Prizes Galore) Speaker: Mark S. Garland This light-hearted, interactive program ...
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November 03, 2022
Elephant Bird Enigmas (This has been changed to a VIRTUAL MEETING.)
November 03, 2022 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Alison Richard (via Zoom)

Meeting timing: 7:15PM Zoom opens; 7:30-8PM club business; 8PM presentation followed by questions. This will be a virtual meeting.  You will need to register to receive the Zoom link.  Then watch for the meeting link in your email. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMuc-yqpjooH9LWqdkYSD0X8j-amchIOL_0 Madagascar has always been a place of change, as even a brief glimpse at its long ...
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October 20, 2022
October 20, 2022 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Joan Collins

NOTE: Due to the officers travel schedule, this meeting will occur via ZOOM only. Everyone must register to receive the Zoom link. Meeting timing: 7:15PM Zoom opens; 7:30-8PM club business; 8PM presentation followed by questions. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEudeugrz4rHtcTkBLmaukBzJ8cbxXyXxZb Boreal forests are especially sensitive and vulnerable to climate change. Using current research and personal observations, Joan Collins will ...
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October 06, 2022
October 06, 2022 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: John Rumm (via Zoom)

A recording of this presentation can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmMFQJzUuqU   Meeting timing: 7:15PM Zoom opens; 7:30-8PM club business; 8PM 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. Disregard the meeting link if you will ...
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September 15, 2022
September 15, 2022 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Bert Filemyr

This is the first ever hybrid meeting! [The last in person meeting was March 2020.] Meeting timing: 7:15PM Zoom opens; 7:30-8PM club business; 8PM 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. Disregard the meeting ...
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June 02, 2022
June 02, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Speaker: Keith Russell

This is a virtual meeting on Zoom. Meeting timing: 7-7:30PM group chat; 7:30-8PM club business; 8PM presentation followed by questions. Please register here and then watch for the meeting link in your email. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvf-ygqDwuGNa2gGQGh7Ch3vunf63Rbf8F Birds have been colliding with buildings and other human structures since the 19th century and much of the work that has ...
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May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Speaker: Lisa Schibley

This is a virtual meeting on Zoom. Meeting timing: 7-7:30PM group chat; 7:30-8PM club business; 8PM presentation followed by questions. Please register here and then watch for the meeting link in your email. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvdOCgpz8uEtOQhAM5Oi1NgdfyvozWEdM_ In 1974, International Shorebird Survey (ISS) was launched as a Citizen Science project designed to gather information on shorebirds and the ...
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May 05, 2022
May 05, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Speaker: Sara Kross

This is a virtual meeting on Zoom. Meeting timing: 7-7:30PM group chat; 7:30-8PM club business; 8PM presentation followed by questions. Please register here and then watch for the meeting link in your email. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIldu2rqzktHdcax8-acAGUBlG02E6VVDyJ Agricultural regions have the largest footprint of any terrestrial ecosystem on the planet. These vast landscapes are often thought to be ...
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April 21, 2022
April 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Speaker: Jack E. Davis

This is a virtual meeting on Zoom. Meeting timing: 7-7:30PM group chat; 7:30-8PM club business; 8PM presentation followed by questions. Please register here and then watch for the meeting link in your email. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdumqpjIuH9e4fUSxL58c0qIJVPw9jbLr There is perhaps no species more misunderstood than the bald eagle – for centuries, Americans have celebrated it as “majestic” and ...
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April 07, 2022
April 07, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Speaker: Annie Novak

This is a virtual meeting on Zoom. Meeting timing: 7-7:30PM group chat; 7:30-8PM club business; 8PM presentation followed by questions. Please register here and then watch for the meeting link in your email. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYof-uorzwrEtGZIdcrgbks90ItzXEvKz-J For most of human existence, the seasonal flight of migratory birds and insects has been hidden in plain sight in the ...
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March 17, 2022
March 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Speaker: Mary Caswell Stoddard (Cassie)

This is a virtual meeting on Zoom. Meeting timing: 7-7:30PM group chat; 7:30-8PM club business; 8PM presentation followed by questions. Please register here and then watch for the meeting link in your email. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsdOCtrzkuGNcRJdYM4zoGTVwSPWlD-VnV Birds evolved about 150 million years ago, and today they are the most diverse and colorful land vertebrates. In my group, we ...
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