2021 Minutes

Minutes – December 3, 2020 Delaware Valley Ornithological Club

Academy of Natural Sciences is closed due to COVID-19. Zoom Meeting 7:00 PM Pre-Meeting to assist with any technical issues and have attendees ready for official meeting at 7:30 PM. Instructions for meeting registration and how to use Zoom were announced on website and weekly digest. Call to Order: President: Linda Widdop Call to Order: 7:30pm Linda welcomed all to the meeting. She reviewed the meeting timing is 7:30 – 8pm club business, 8-9pm program…

Barb Bassett

Minutes – December 17, 2020 Delaware Valley Ornithological Club

Academy of Natural Sciences is closed due to COVID-19. Zoom Meeting 7:00 PM Pre-Meeting to assist with any technical issues and have attendees ready for official meeting at 7:30 PM. Instructions for meeting registration and how to use Zoom were announced on website and weekly digest. Call to Order: President: Linda Widdop Call to Order: 7:30pm Linda welcomed all to the meeting. She reviewed the meeting timing is 7:30 – 8pm club business, 8-9pm program…

Barb Bassett

Minutes – January 7, 2021

Annual Members’ Meeting Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Academy of Natural Sciences is closed due to COVID-19. Zoom Meeting: Instructions for meeting registration and how to use Zoom were announced on website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM The Pre-Meeting was designed to assist with any technical issues and have attendees ready for official meeting at 7:30 PM. Now that attendees are used to the format, the Pre-Meeting has turned into a birding discussion. The conversation tonight…

Barb Bassett

Minutes – January 21, 2021

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Academy of Natural Sciences is closed due to COVID-19. Zoom Meeting: Instructions for meeting registration and how to use Zoom were announced on website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM The Pre-Meeting birding discussion revolved Call to Order: President: Linda Widdop Call to Order: 7:30pm Linda welcomed all to the meeting. She reviewed that the normal meeting timing is 7:30 – 8pm club business, 8-9pm program and questions, followed by a virtual…

Barb Bassett

Minutes – February 4, 2021 Delaware Valley Ornithological Club

Academy of Natural Sciences is closed due to COVID-19. Zoom Meeting: Instructions for meeting registration and how to use Zoom were announced on website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM The Pre-Meeting discussion revolved around local birding notes. Call to Order: President: Linda Widdop Call to Order: 7:30pm Linda welcomed all to the meeting. She reviewed that the normal meeting timing is 7:30 – 8pm club business, 8-9pm program and questions, followed by a virtual “Cherry…

Barb Bassett

Minutes – February 18, 2021 Delaware Valley Ornithological Club

Academy of Natural Sciences is closed due to COVID-19. Zoom Meeting: Instructions for meeting registration and how to use Zoom were announced on website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM The Pre-Meeting discussion revolved around the Redwing sighting in Maine and everyone’s favorite bird sound. Call to Order: President: Linda Widdop Call to Order: 7:30pm Linda welcomed all to the meeting. She reviewed that the normal meeting timing is 7:30 – 8pm club business, 8-9pm program…

Barb Bassett

Minutes – March 4, 2021 Delaware Valley Ornithological Club

Academy of Natural Sciences is closed due to COVID-19. Zoom Meeting: Instructions for meeting registration and how to use Zoom were announced on website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM The Pre-Meeting was some bird chit chat. Call to Order: President: Linda Widdop Call to Order: 7:38pm Registrants: 60; 31 signed on for the meeting (some had more than one person per device). Linda welcomed all to the meeting and introduced the officers. She reviewed that…

Barb Bassett

Minutes – March 18, 2021 Delaware Valley Ornithological Club

Academy of Natural Sciences is closed due to COVID-19. Zoom Meeting: Instructions for meeting registration and how to use Zoom were announced on website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM The Pre-Meeting was some bird chit chat. Call to Order: President: Linda Widdop Call to Order: 7:32pm Registrants: 64 [51 members, 13 non-members]; 45 signed on for the meeting (some had more than one person per device). Linda welcomed all to the meeting and introduced the…

Barb Bassett

Minutes – April 1, 2021 Delaware Valley Ornithological Club

Academy of Natural Sciences is closed due to COVID-19. Zoom Meeting: Instructions for meeting registration and how to use Zoom were announced on website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM The Pre-Meeting focused on lights and bird migration. Currently Bird Safe Philly does not need monitors but if you find a dead bird in the city, please enter it into the Bird Strikes Project in iNaturalist. Call to Order: President: Linda Widdop Call to Order: 7:32pm…

Barb Bassett

Minutes – April 15, 2021 Delaware Valley Ornithological Club

Academy of Natural Sciences is closed due to COVID-19. Zoom Meeting: Instructions for meeting registration and how to use Zoom were announced on website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM The Pre-Meeting focused on bird sightings. Call to Order: President: Linda Widdop Call to Order: 7:32pm Registrants: 63 [50 members, 13 non-members]; 37 signed on for the meeting (some had more than one person per device). Linda welcomed all to the meeting and introduced the officers.…

Barb Bassett

Minutes – May 6, 2021 Delaware Valley Ornithological Club

Academy of Natural Sciences is closed due to COVID-19. Zoom Meeting: Instructions for meeting registration and how to use Zoom were announced on website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM The Pre-Meeting focused on bird sightings. Call to Order: President Linda Widdop Call to Order: 7:30pm Registrants: 46 [43 members, 3 non-members] Linda welcomed all to the meeting and introduced the officers. Minutes from the last regular meeting on April 15, 2021 were approved. Committee Reports:…

Barb Bassett

Minutes – May 20, 2021 Delaware Valley Ornithological Club

Academy of Natural Sciences is closed due to COVID-19. Zoom Meeting: Instructions for meeting registration and how to use Zoom were announced on website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM The Pre-Meeting focused on bird sightings. Call to Order: President Linda Widdop Call to Order: 7:35pm Registrants: 38 [32 members, 6 non-members] Linda welcomed all to the meeting and introduced the officers. Next week’s meeting will be the last one before the summer break which lasts…

Barb Bassett

Minutes – June 3, 2021 Delaware Valley Ornithological Club

Academy of Natural Sciences is closed due to COVID-19. Zoom Meeting: Instructions for meeting registration and how to use Zoom were announced on website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM The Pre-Meeting focused on bird sightings. Call to Order: President Linda Widdop Call to Order: 7:32pm Registrants: 29 Linda welcomed all to the meeting and introduced the officers. This is the last meeting until the third week of September. As a reminder, meetings are held on…

Barb Bassett

Minutes – September 16, 2021 Delaware Valley Ornithological Club

It was decided to continue virtual meetings due to concerns of COVID-19 rather than return to the Academy of Natural Sciences at this time. Zoom Meeting: Instructions for meeting registration and how to use Zoom were announced on website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM The Pre-Meeting focused on bird sightings. Call to Order: President Linda Widdop Call to Order: 7:30PM Registrants: 30 Linda welcomed all to the meeting and introduced the officers. This is the…

Barb Bassett

Minutes – October 7, 2021 Delaware Valley Ornithological Club

For now, due to concerns of COVID-19 virtual meetings will continue rather than return to the Academy of Natural Sciences. Zoom Meeting: Instructions for meeting registration were announced on website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM The Pre-Meeting discussed the Kirtland’s Warbler that was found in a small Baltimore Park, Swann Park, by Ramsay Koury, on October 4th. It was the first state record for Maryland. Several DVOC members successfully observed the bird: Bert Filemyr, Victoria…

Barb Bassett

Minutes – October 21, 2021 Delaware Valley Ornithological Club

For now, due to concerns of COVID-19 virtual meetings will continue rather than return to the Academy of Natural Sciences. Zoom Meeting: Instructions for meeting registration were announced on website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM The Pre-Meeting discussed recent bird sightings and travel information available on Facebook. World Girl Birders often offer good travel/guide suggestions for just about any destination. Another Facebook Group that might be useful for travel is: Birding Travel. The DVOC has…

Barb Bassett

Minutes – November 4, 2021 Delaware Valley Ornithological Club

For now, due to concerns of COVID-19 virtual meetings will continue rather than return to the Academy of Natural Sciences. Zoom Meeting: Instructions for meeting registration were announced on website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM The Pre-Meeting discussed recent bird sightings Call to Order: President Linda Widdop Call to Order: 7:30PM Registrants: 63 (43 signed on for the meeting, some with more than one person per device) Linda welcomed all to the meeting and introduced…

Barb Bassett

2021 Annual Banquet

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club November 18th Over 100 people registered for the second Annual Banquet that was held virtually due to the pandemic. A great time was had by all. We discussed recent sightings, the increase in people turning to birding, and how nice it was to see everyone. Even though held via Zoom, the camaraderie of the club members showed through. Call to Order: President Linda Widdop Linda welcomed all to the banquet and…

Barb Bassett

Minutes – December 2, 2021 Delaware Valley Ornithological Club

Due to concerns of COVID-19, meetings will continue to be held virtually rather than in person at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Zoom Meeting: Instructions for meeting registration were announced on website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM The Pre-Meeting discussed recent bird sightings and ABA chases. Call to Order: President Linda Widdop Call to Order: 7:30PM Registrants: 52; 46 members, 6 non-members (32 signed on for the meeting, some with more than one person per…

Barb Bassett