2022 Minutes

Minutes – December 16, 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. We also discussed with Art his retirement from his position as the Peregrine Falcon Coordinator with the Pennsylvania Game Commission at the end of the year. When he took the position 18…

Barb Bassett

Minutes – January 6, 2022 Delaware Valley Ornithological Club

Due to COVID-19, this was the second Annual Meeting that was held via Zoom. Instructions for meeting registration were announced on website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM The Pre-Meeting discussed recent bird sightings, including the Steller’s Sea-Eagle that was relocated in Maine. Call to Order: President Linda Widdop Call to Order: 7:32PM Registrants: 93; 82 members, 11 non-members (67 signed on for the meeting, some with more than one person per device) Linda welcomed all…

Barb Bassett

Minutes – January 20, 2022

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 the website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM The Pre-Meeting discussed interaction between birds and the environment, bird diseases, local bird sightings – purple finches, red-breasted nuthatches, owls. Call to Order: President Gregg Gorton Call to Order: 7:32PM Registrants: 47; 42 members, 5 non-members (34…

Navin sasikumar

Minutes – February 3, 2022

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 the website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM The Pre-Meeting discussed some local notes, the Steller’s Sea Eagle, and bird feeding during snowstorms. Call to Order: President Gregg Gorton Call to Order: 7:30 PM Registrants: 70; 56 members, 14 non-members (51 signed on for the…

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Minutes – February 17, 2022

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 the website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM The Pre-Meeting discussed identifying predators by remains of the prey, photographers harassing and poking the Saw-Whet Owl in Montgomery County to get pictures with its eyes open, and bird banding.  Call to Order: President Gregg Gorton Call…

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Minutes – March 3, 2022

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 the website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM The Pre-Meeting discussed Ivory-billed Woodpeckers, Osprey nests, Sandhill Cranes at Pedricktown Marsh, and more.  Call to Order: President Gregg Gorton Call to Order: 7:31 PM Registrants: 55; 40 members, 15 non-members (37 signed on for the meeting,…

Navin sasikumar

Minutes – March 17, 2022

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 the website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM The Pre-Meeting discussed Woodcocks, Lawrence’s Goldfinch, and other bird sightings. Call to Order: President Gregg Gorton Call to Order: 7:31 PM Registrants: 45; 39 members, 6 non-members (34 signed on for the meeting, some with more than one…

Navin sasikumar

Minutes – April 7, 2022

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 the website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM: The Pre-Meeting discussed mostly local sightings, especially with spring migration ramping up.  Call to Order: President Gregg Gorton Call to Order: 7:31 PM Registrants: 76; 61 members, 15 non-members (51 signed on for the meeting, some with…

Navin sasikumar

Minutes – April 21, 2022

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 the website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM: The Pre-Meeting discussed local sightings – warblers, purple finches, juncos, gulls, and night-herons, and the passing of DVOC past president Frank Windfelder.  Call to Order: President Gregg Gorton Call to Order: 7:32 PM Registrants: 44; 37 members,…

Navin sasikumar

Minutes – May 5, 2022

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 the website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM: The Pre-Meeting discussed the City Nature Challenge, local birding as well as birding in NYC (where our speaker is from).  Call to Order: President Gregg Gorton Call to Order: 7:32 PM Registrants: 32; 37 members, 3 non-members…

Navin sasikumar

Minutes – May 19, 2022

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 the website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM: The Pre-Meeting discussed bird nests and the Raven LunaChicks’ effort in the World Series of Birding.  Call to Order: President Gregg Gorton Call to Order: 7:36 PM Registrants: 39; 35 members, 4 non-members (25 signed on for…

Navin sasikumar

Minutes – June 2, 2022

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 the website and weekly digest. 7:05 PM: The Pre-Meeting discussed vagrant birds (Garganey, Gray Kingbird, Magnificent Frigatebird), the Dry Tortugas, and some local notes. Call to Order: President Gregg Gorton Call to Order: 7:34 PM Registrants: 47; 44 members, 3 non-members (35 signed on…

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Minutes – September 15, 2022

This is the first in-person/hybrid meeting since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Zoom Meeting: Instructions for meeting registration were announced on the website and weekly digest. Call to Order: President Gregg Gorton Call to Order: 7:30 PM Attendees: 17 in-person (including speaker), 37 virtual (excluding in-person attendees who were running Zoom) The minutes from June 02, 2022 were approved. Committee Reports Membership Committee: Linda Timlin No reports Field Trips – Linda Widdop Email Linda…

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Minutes – October 6, 2022

This was a hybrid meeting where the speaker was remote. For the remote audience, instructions for registration were announced on the website and weekly digest. Call to Order: President Gregg Gorton Call to Order: 7:30 PM Gregg introduced all the officers. Attendees: 9 in-person (4 officers), 23 virtual (excluding in-person attendees who were running Zoom) The minutes from September 15, 2022 were approved. Committee Reports Council –  Gregg Gorton There was a Council meeting last…

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Minutes – October 20, 2022

This was a fully remote meeting on account of the speaker as well as three of the officers being remote. Instructions for registration were announced on the website and weekly digest. Call to Order: President Gregg Gorton Call to Order: 7:33 PM Gregg introduced all the officers. Attendees: 27 on Zoom. 1 new member – Rebecca Ives. The minutes from October 6, 2022 were approved. Committee Reports Membership Committee – Gregg Gorton 3 new members: …

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2022 Annual Banquet

November 17th Congratulations to Lauren Diamond for putting together such a memorable event. Around 60 people registered for the first in-person Annual Banquet since the start of the pandemic. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the good food and camaraderie. Call to Order: President Gregg Gorton 8:00 pm – Gregg welcomed all to the banquet and introduced the officers and council. A special thanks went to Lauren Diamond for all her work setting up…

Navin sasikumar

Minutes – December 1, 2022

This was a hybrid meeting. The in-person portion was in the BEES classroom. Instructions for registration were announced on the website and weekly digest. Call to Order: President Gregg Gorton Call to Order: 7:32 PM Gregg (remote) introduced all the officers and welcomed guests.  Attendees: 37 on Zoom, 12 in person.  The minutes from November 3, 2022 are not up yet but there is a banquet report posted on the website.  Committee Reports Membership Committee…

Navin sasikumar

Minutes – December 15, 2022

This was a hybrid meeting. The in-person portion was in the BEES classroom. Instructions for registration were announced on the website and weekly digest. Call to Order: President Gregg Gorton Call to Order: 7:31 PM Gregg (remote) introduced all the officers and welcomed guests.  Attendees: 36 on Zoom, 7 in person.  The minutes from December 1, 2022 were approved. Committee Reports Membership Committee – Linda Timlin No report from Linda, but Gregg mentioned we have…

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