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:

April 15, 2021
April 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Jason Weckstein

This virtual meeting will be on ZOOM, so you must register in advance here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ld-Cprz4oHtJn905uXp-v_YavTvpMS-8Z After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to be used to join the meeting. ************************************************************************************************* Brief Description:  Jason will take us on a virtual tour of some exciting specimens housed at the Academy, focusing on a ...
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May 20, 2021
May 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Speaker: Rob Bierregaard

This is yet another virtual meeting on Zoom, so please register here and then look for an email containing the actual link to use so you can connect to the meeting on Thursday: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ld-ivpjIpGtZDA0ua6unoscv5ilKMlczU ********************************************************************************************************* Brief Description: For over a decade, my research team studied the thriving population of Barred Owls that live in the ...
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Past Meetings

April 01, 2021
April 01, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Speaker: Moed Gerveni

This is another in our series of virtual DVOC meetings on Zoom, so please register here to participate: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMoc-uvrzgrGNPnEEI3AFqlY9jhd60qJdAI After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions and the link to the meeting. ***************************************************************************************************** Brief Description: This talk will include a brief ecological, cultural and conservation history of the California Condor, ...
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March 18, 2021
Hummingbirds: Jewels of the Air
March 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Sandy Lockerman

This is a VIRTUAL event, so in order to participate you must register in advance here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUldemrrDkpGNK1gZcpv4_OpbDNAthQE9u2 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.   Brief Description: Sandy Lockerman, a licensed bird bander, will discuss the intriguing world of hummingbirds.  She will take a look at some of ...
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March 04, 2021
The Emilie Snethlage Expedition: Women Studying Birds in the Amazon Forest
March 04, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Glaucia Del-Rio & Anna Hiller

Because this is a virtual meeting on Zoom, YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE HERE: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ufuCurT8sHNGWkSjwezE8a1zbXM-q2YeH After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Brief description: This talk will cover the adventures of eight women-- bird specialists-- in one of the remotest areas of the Amazon Forest. Glaucia Del-Rio and ...
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February 18, 2021
Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird
February 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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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February 04, 2021
Hidden in Plain Sight: the Surprising Diversity of Sharp-shinned Hawks
February 04, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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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January 21, 2021
Photographing Birds in Flight - Tips, Tales & the One Bird Theory
January 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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
Annual Members' Meeting
January 07, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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
Members' Photo Night and Contest
December 17, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 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
Naturalized Parrots in the U.S.A.
December 03, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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
From Zero to 9400--a Life of Birding
November 19, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 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
Aotearoa--New Zealand, Land of Birds
November 05, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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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