Minutes – November 3, 2016

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Phil Witmer Secretary: Bonnie Witmer filling in for Linda Widdop Attendees: 14 Guests: Lauren Diamond Opening Remarks Phil Witmer Phil Witmer welcomes members and guests to the meeting. October 6 meeting minutes were approved by members in attendance. Committee Reports Membership: Bonnie Witmer Bonnie Witmer announced the new members since …

2016 Members’ Photo Night and Contest – Thursday December 15

What could be better than getting outdoors in the crisp fall air, and watching and photographing fall migrants? Why, going through our digital stack of photos and choosing the best images in preparation for the annual DVOC Members’ Photo Night and Contest, of course! It’s getting too dark to bird late in the evening, so the time is right. This …

Palmyra Cove – October 30th 2016 – Field Trip Report

The last trip here for this year was very birdy – this is normal for a late fall morning here. What wasn’t normal was the 70 degree temps! Birds were quiet after a few hours. Some lingering species like 3 Blackpolls and 1 Nashville. Plus the usual species like White-throated and White-crowned Sparrows. Field and Chipping also. Blue-headed Vireo, Yellow-bellied …

Special Talks

Join in a discussion of his new field guide, “Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean” on Wednesday, October 26th from 7-8.30pm. See more info here: Audubon Pennsylvania Special Events

NEW: Screening of the Messenger at Penn’s Campus

November 2nd at 5:30 on the Chemistry Building on Penn’s Campus located at 231 South 34th Street. The screening of this eye-opening documentary is sponsored by the MES Program, and FRES (Facilities and Real Estate Services). Please join us for a screening of the film and a discussion of the film and local efforts afterwards with renowned ornithologist, Keith Russell. …

Minutes – October 6, 2016

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Phil Witmer Secretary: Linda Widdop Attendees: 16 Guests: Nina Desianti Opening Remarks Phil Witmer Phil Witmer welcomes members and guests to the meeting. Committee Reports Membership: Phil Witmer on behalf of Bonnie Witmer Phil Witmer announces the names of all those admitted to membership since the last meeting including Ken …

Palmyra Cove – October 9th 2016 – Field Trip Report

Rain is definitely a deterrent to birding. Hard to keep the optics dry! But good birds can be found. The birds still have to feed – even if raining. I did a lot of bushwacking for Connecticut this morning – no success, but take a look at what else I had – with excellent looks. The low stuff was enjoyed, …

ABA Awards

ABA offers a number of awards, and nominations are currently being accepted. Please consider nominating someone you know deserving of an award. http://www.aba.org/about/awards.html

Minutes – September 15, 2016

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Phil Witmer Secretary: Bonnie Witmer, filling in for Linda Widdop Attendees: 40 Guests: Jill Saul, Liz Porter, Nina Desianti, Laura Montagna, Brad Montagna, Elaine Whitman, Raja Stephenson, Julia and Danny (did not sign guest list in book) Opening Remarks Phil Witmer Phil Witmer welcomed everyone back from the 3-month hiatus and asked that …