Passing of a Member – Herbert S. “Herb” Cutler

It is with sadness we report the passing on March 8, 2017 of member Herbert S. Cutler at the age of 96. Joining in 1939, Herb was a life member and a Fellow of DVOC for a remarkable 78 years. His 78 years in the club was the longest membership of any member. Here is a link to the obituary …

North Shore – February 25th 2017 – Field Trip Report

By Well, I had checked the forecast, and the rain wasn’t supposed to hit until 5:00PM or so. I thought great! Razorbill can be seen through mid March in NJ. I knew it would be challenging today with the waves – the SE winds had the ocean kicked up. What I didn’t realize – and probably not the forecasters – …

Minutes – February 16, 2017

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Martin Dellwo Vice President: George Armistead Secretary: Linda Widdop Attendees: 34 Guests: 5 – Madeline Ray, Tara Ray, Bill Stewart, Josh Lachewitz, Amy Leshner   Opening Remarks Martin Dellwo Marty Dellwo calls the meeting to order and welcomes members and guests. Meeting minutes from the last meeting are approved by …

2016 Bob Billings Big Year Award

DVOC congratulates Barb Bassett, the winner of the 2016 Bob Billings Big Year Award. Barb saw 317 species of birds in the DVOC program area in 2016 – quite an accomplishment! Included in her total were 6 species not seen previously in this event: White-faced Storm-Petrel, Great Skua, Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Rock Wren, Mountain Bluebird and Varied Thrush. The award carries …

New Banquet Committee Chairperson

President is pleased to announce that member will serve at the Banquet Committee Chairperson. We all look forward to working with Lauren to create an outstanding event on Thursday November 16, 2017. Save the date! Vice President and Program Chairperson has arranged for big year birder Neil Hayward to be the banquet speaker. Neil is the author of the “Lost …

North Shore – February 11th 2017 – Field Trip Report

Our trip to the North Shore region enjoyed excellent weather! Usually this area is cold and blustery. With bodies of water mainly frozen. We had 45 to 50 degrees and light SW winds for most of the day. Wow! Diversity of waterfowl has been low this year. With the warm winter, a lot of species did not come south as …

Minutes – February 2, 2017

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Martin Dellwo Vice President: George Armistead Secretary: Linda Widdop Attendees: 34 Guests: Lauren Diamond, Randall Sindlinger Opening Remarks Martin Dellwo Marty Dellwo calls the meeting to order and welcomes members and guests. Meeting minutes from the last meeting are approved by membership. Committee Reports Billings Big Year: Art McMorris Deadline …

Banquet Committee Chairperson Needed

After organizing an excellent DVOC banquet in 2016, will be stepping aside as Chair of the Banquet Committee for personal reasons. Council would like to recognize and thank Brittany for her work leading the committee, and for continuing to advise and assist the committee. We also ask all club members to consider stepping forward and volunteering for this important planning …

Minutes – January 19, 2017

7:30 PM Academy of Natural Sciences Meeting called by President Martin Dellwo Vice President: George Armistead Secretary: Linda Widdop Attendees: 34 Guests: Lauren Diamond, Dr. Charles Wurster, Marie Gladwish, Rob Horton Opening Remarks Martin Dellwo Marty Dellwo calls the meeting to order and welcomes members and guests. Committee Reports Billings Big Year: Art McMorris Art asks members who participated in …