Dr. Daniel Klem – Bird/Window Collisions: Historical Research and Contemporary Solutions

Daniel Klem, Jr., Ph.D., D.Sc. Daniel Klem, Jr. is Sarkis Acopian Professor of Ornithology and Conservation Biology at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Dr. Klem obtained his B.Sc. at Wilkes University and his M.Sc. at Hofstra University. He served in the US military served during the Vietnam War, and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He subsequently obtained his doctorate …

SPECIAL EVENT: Dr. Daniel Klem – Bird/Window Collisions: Historical Research and Contemporary Solutions

Mark your calendars for a SPECIAL EVENT on OCT. 5TH when BirdPhilly/DVOC.org partners with Audubon Pennsylvania and our friends at Wyncote Audubon to present “BIRD/WINDOW COLLISIONS: Historical Research and Contemporary Solutions”, a presentation by Dr. Daniel Klem, Jr. of Muhlenberg College. This is THE big issue for migrant birds here, and Dr. Klem is the expert. Join us Oct. 5th …

UPDATE: Field Trip Date Change

The Labor Day trip to Cape May has been moved from Monday, the 4th of September to Sunday, the 3rd to avoid shore traffic.

An Almost Complete Set of Cassinias Are Available

Club Member writes…. “Jewel and I are in the process of cleaning out items we no longer need or use. The jewelry donated by Jewel at the DVOC party was one set of such stuff. We have an almost complete set of Cassinias going back to the very beginning for which we are looking for a good home. If DVOC …

Donations to the DVOC Interns Fund

At the recent Annual Picnic, hosted by Anita and Paul Guris, those in attendance donated $330 to the DVOC Interns Fund. This money was raised by a combination of methods including the sale of donated items and straight donations. The DVOC Interns Fund is a major initiative of the DVOC and supports interns in the Ornithology Department of the Academy …

Bird Talk at the Philadelphia Zoo

The bird curator at the Philadelphia Zoo, Ian Gereg, is giving a morning talk on birds on Sunday, August 13th, as part of a seminar series for members and guests of the Philadelphia Zoo.The DVOC ( and ) will have a table set up to answer questions about the DVOC, activities, lectures and field trips. An earlier version of this …

Delaware asks public to report any sick or dead birds

shares this information: The Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish and Wildlife Mosquito Control Section is asking the public to report any sick or dead birds in an effort to monitor the spread of the West Nile virus. More details can be found at this link: http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/105973-delaware-asks-public-to-report-any-sick-or-dead-birds

Bird Predation By Praying Mantises: A Global Perspective

Dr. Martin Nyffeler sends us his research paper published in collaboration with two zoologist colleagues from the USA. It reviews incidents of bird predation by mantids in 13 different countries. http://www.bioone.org/doi/10.1676/16-100.1

House Wren destroying the eggs of a House Finch

DVOC member says: My son, who lives in Wayne, PA, captured the attached video of a House Wren destroying the eggs of a House Finch.  Because I could find on the web only one other video of such an attack, which was not as good as this one, I thought that someone at DVOC would know who could make use of …