Vinalhaven – August 13th 2016 – Field Trip Report

Five enthusiastic participants attended the charter trip from Vinalhaven, Maine in pursuit of the Red-billed Tropicbird on August 13, 2016. This trip required driving to Rockland, Maine, staying overnight, then taking the ferry from Rockland to reach the charter located on the island of Vinalhaven. All members of the group were well aware the coveted bird had gone MIA on …

Philadelphia Bird Race

The fall season is here and we at BirdPhilly are set for the second annual Philadelphia Bird Race. From Oct 7-16 birders will gather for Big Green Hours and team up for big days to count birds for conservation. As we did last year, we are raising money for two primary causes: The Migratory Bird Initiative by Audubon Pennsylvania and …

Witmer Stone Award Selection Committee Seeks Nominations for the 2016 Witmer Stone Award

The Witmer Stone Award Selection Committee seeks nominations of one or more DVOC members for authorship of the best publication that embodies the results of ornithological research not undertaken in the course of professional duties. This award was established in 1943. Selection Committee: – Chairperson; , . A list of previous award winners is at https://www.dvoc.org/Awards/Awards.htm Nominations should be emailed …

UPDATE: Owl Banding at Rushton Farm

Please note that the space on this trip is limited and is first come first serve. If you wish to go on this trip, email at pattyrehn5@gmail.com. expects this year to be a good year. This really is an excellent opportunity to see the Owls up close and to learn about them as well.

NB4NB – Grant to Episcopal Academy/Camp Susquehannock

Report by Win Shafer The eight pairs of Nikon Action 7 X 35 binoculars provided by Nikon and the DVOC have provided some wonderful opportunities already both at Camp Susquehannock in Brackney PA (Susquehanna County) this past summer and at Episcopal Academy in Merion PA. As Director of Camp Susquehannock, I was able to run a number of bird walks …

Ebird Profiles in Member Pages

Good news! Now you can share your ebird profile pages on your DVOC member pages. Just send a link to your ebird profile to navinsasikumar@gmail.com and I’ll add them to your member page. You can show off your life counts as well as where you’ve been ebirding from to the rest of the DVOC community. If you haven’t set up …

Save the Date – November 17, 2016 – Annual Banquet

Speaker: Katie Fallon “Coffee, Coal, and Cooperation: Saving the Cerulean Warbler” The cerulean warbler is one of the fastest-declining Neotropical migratory songbirds; since 1966 its population has declined by approximately 3% per year. In addition to discussing the challenges ceruleans face during the breeding and non-breeding seasons, this presentation will discuss some of the biology and natural history of cerulean …

Selection Committee Seeks Nominations for the 2016 Julian K. Potter Award

The Julian K Potter Award Selection Committee is seeking nominations for the 2016 DVOC Julian K. Potter Award. This award is presented at the annual banquet to one or more members of the Club who have made an outstanding contribution to field ornithology either professionally or as an amateur. All members are encouraged to submit nominations. Nominations submitted last year …

Palmyra Cove – September 11th 2016 – Field Trip Report

Well, the trip for migrants at Palmyra this morning didn’t get a good weather front coming through – the front has cleared this late afternoon. I was watching the radar – it was lit up behind the front! Not much in front of the frontal boundary. We had to work for our birds, but we had some highlights – a …