Minutes – December 15, 2016 (Annual Member’s Photo Night)

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Phil Witmer Secretary: Linda Widdop Attendees: 26 Guests: Lauren Diamond Opening Remarks Phil Witmer Phil Witmer welcomes members and guests to the meeting. December 1st meeting minutes were approved by members in attendance. Committee Reports Membership: Bonnie Witmer Bonnie Witmer announces new member Tom Reed. A membership application from Todd …

DVOC Photo Contest 2016 – Winners

Thanks to everyone who submitted photos this year! Out of 127 photos submitted by 18 club members, the judges (Steve Mattan, Patty Rehn, Martin Dellwo) had the difficult task of choosing the winners listed below. The entire presentation can be seen at this link:: DVOC Member’s Photography Night Presentation Share this Post

Minutes – December 1, 2016

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Phil Witmer Secretary: Linda Widdop Attendees: 29 Guests: Lauren Diamond, Randall Sindlinger, Maribel Sindlinger, Opening Remarks Phil Witmer Phil Witmer welcomes members and guests to the meeting. November 3rd meeting minutes were approved by members in attendance. Committee Reports Membership: Bonnie Witmer Bonnie Witmer announced new applicant, Robin Irizarry and …

2014 Youth Birding Scholarship Award Winner

The Youth Birding Committee and Scholarship Subcommittee have made their selection for the Adam J. Sabatine Memorial Scholarship Award. We have selected James (Jay) Haley Familetti to be the recipient of the 2014 scholarship award. James has a great biography. He has 13 years of childhood energy and his passion for birding and bird related activities is deep and unyielding. …

Shorebird Magic

From Spoon-billed Sandpiper. Who wouldn’t love to find one? And in breeding plumage? Truth be known, your odds of finding one in breeding plumage are much higher than winter plumage. There are three ways to pick a Spoon-billed out of a flock of peeps: by the wacky shaped bill which gives the bird its name, by the shadow of the …

2017 Annual Members Meeting (Updated)

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 by the Trustees, and other matters of interest. will do a short presentation on “The Strange Case of …

Banquet 2016 Highlights and Photos

The 2016 DVOC Banquet was held at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall on Thursday, November 17th. 85 members and guests enjoyed a lively night with drinks and dinner. Before the official program began, a moment of silence was held for Steve Kacir, the late DVOC president, and other members who left us this past year. This was followed by …

Banquet – November 17, 2016

Thanks to everyone who attended, the 2016 banquet was a great success. See below for highlights and photos. Witmer Stone Award: George Armistead and Hart Rufe Rosalie Edge Conservation Award: Dr. Stephen Kress Julian K. Potter Award: Matthew Halley Katie Fallon is the author of the nonfiction book Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird (Ruka Press, November …