2017 Meetings:

January 05, 2017
January 05, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Bert Filemyr

Speaker: Bert Filemyr “From the Archives: “The Strange Case of Club Member Charles J. Pennock” 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 …
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January 19, 2017
January 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Dr. Charles Wurster

Dr. Charles Wurster, a founding trustee of Environmental Defense (formerly the Environmental Defense Fund, EDF), will present a talk on his new book, DDT Wars. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Wurster's interest in birds was evident at a young age. He attended Quaker schools—Germantown Friends and Haverford College—receiving his bachelor's of science degree in 1952. He earned a master …
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February 02, 2017
February 02, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: George Armistead

George Armistead is chief network officer at Rockjumper Worldwide Birding Adventures, which operates over 300 tours annually including birding tours, photographic tours, and wildlife safaris. George has led trips to all seven continents, and will present a talk on the “do’s and don’ts” of using recordings of bird sounds to attract birds. He has authored two …
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February 16, 2017
February 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Bill Stewart

After spending forty years birding, both as an advocation and profession, Bill’s birding adventures have had a way of delivering some unexpected, unpredictable and down right unbelievable situations and circumstances. For an entertaining look into 40 years of passionate birding, please join Bill as he shares his stories telling very true tales from the field! …
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March 16, 2017
March 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Bert Filemyr

Follow a timeline of local people and places that are important in the history of American ornithology. Learn about the local connections of well known people like John Bartram, Alexander Wilson, and John James Audubon plus lesser known, but important, individuals like John Cassin, Charles Lucien Bonaparte, and Graceanna Lewis. You will gain an understanding …
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April 06, 2017
April 06, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Jennifer Uehling

Supported by the DVOC Interns Fund, Jenny examined Hippoboscid flies, a blood-sucking ectoparasite, and their avian hosts at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Working with Jason Weckstein and Janice Dispoto, she used fly gut dissection and molecular tools to determine the host associations of Hippoboscid flies collected from birds in Mexico. The results suggest that …
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April 20, 2017
April 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Jeffrey Hall

Northwestern Pennsylvania doesn’t have the well-known cities of other parts of the Commonwealth, it lacks the cachet of the Chatauqua and Finger Lakes regions to the north, and for birders, it is overshadowed by Magee Marsh and the Ohio lakeshore to the west. The timber and petroleum booms in the 19th century and strip mining …
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May 04, 2017
May 04, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Come out for beers, sandwiches, trivia and fun at Cherry Street Tavern. Starting at 730pm we will kick off the first-ever DVOC Birding Trivia Quizzo. Teams of from 1 to 4 people attempt to answer questions on the following subjects: Club & Member Trivia Birds & Birding in Popular Culture Birding in the Philadelphia Area A …
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May 18, 2017
May 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Doug Wechsler

Note: This meeting will be in the BEES Classroom at the Academy An odd bird is discovered in cloud forest of the Andes Mountains of Ecuador. Scientist rushing to find out more about the bird find themselves in a race to save it. Cascading events lead to the establishment of a chain of bird reserves …
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June 01, 2017
June 01, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Speaker: Zoe Yost

Zoe Yost is a fourteen-year-old naturalist, writer, artist, musician, and yogini. An active birder since age six, she has presented at and co-led birding walks with the Delmarva Ornithological Society, raised over $5,000 for the Delaware Bird-A-Thon, and worked as a banding assistant for Dr. Ian Stewart. In addition to the East Coast, she has …
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August 05, 2017
August 05, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Saturday, August 5, 2017! 1:00pm until… Please Join Us for Good Times, Good Food, Good Beer…. The DVOC Birder’s Picnic has been an annual event for many years, some more official than others. Let’s try to make this year the best turn out ever! Paul & Anita Guris are Hosting again! Please email anitaguris@gmail.com anytime BEFORE July …
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September 21, 2017
September 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Speaker: Lisa Kiziuk

After more than a century of research, our understanding of the movement ecology of migratory animals is still surprisingly rudimentary. Yet understanding how animals move across the landscape is critical to preserving them in a rapidly changing world. A new generation of miniaturized VHF radio telemetry technology, coupled with a rapidly expanding network of automated …
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October 05, 2017
October 05, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Daniel Klem

NOTE: This meeting is in partnership with Audubon Pennsylvania and our friends at Wyncote Audubon. The location will be at the Auditorium and entry to the building will be via the front entrance. Daniel Klem, Jr. is the Sarkis Acopian Professor of Ornithology and Conservation Biology at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Dr. Klem obtained …
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October 19, 2017
October 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Speaker: Matthew Halley

The legendary ornithologist John James Audubon (1785–1851) began his studies of American birds as a teenager, on the banks of the Schuylkill River near Philadelphia. Few figures in American history have weathered as intense a scrutiny of their written work as Audubon. Nearly every scrap of his writing has been transcribed and debated in numerous …
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November 02, 2017
November 02, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Speaker: Kate Garchinsky

Kate Garchinsky illustrates and writes children’s books and educational media in her studio in Edgmont, PA. Her picture book, "The Secret Life of the Red Fox," written by acclaimed wildlife author, Laurence Pringle, released this year and received a starred review from School Library Journal. In 2015 Kate Garchinsky received a grant from the Eckelberry …
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November 16, 2017
November 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Speaker: Neil Hayward

Speaker: Neil Hayward - ABA Big Year Birder and author of "Lost Among the Birds - Accidentally Finding Myself in One Very Big Year" Early in 2013 Neil Hayward was at a crossroads. He didn't want to open a bakery or whatever else executives do when they quit a lucrative but unfulfilling job. He didn't …
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December 07, 2017
December 07, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Speaker: Laurie Goodrich

Join us as we track the amazing journey of the broad-winged hawk from space using satellite telemetry technology, and together we'll trace the movements of this long-distance migrant from Pennsylvania to Central and South America, and back. This study marks the first time a telemetry unit has ever been placed on a juvenile broadwing. Hawk …
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December 21, 2017
December 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Speaker: Marty Dellwo

DVOC Photo contest Hosted by: Marty Dellwo See more here: http://dvoc.org/activities/photo-contest/
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