Minutes – April 18, 2019

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:34pm Call To Order: President: George ArmisteadVP: Linda Widdop; Secretary: Gregg Gorton Attendees: Members present: 54; 16 guests: Mariel Taggart, Ray Codair, Eileen Ming, Seamus Hood, John Hill, Jessica Thomas, Steve Verde, Michael Rodes, Rachael Small, Susan Lindee, Valerie F., Breanne McGovern, Isaac Murphy, Sara Busch, Mike Hemcher Reports from Council:  none Committee Reports: Membership: …

Minutes – April 4, 2019

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:36pm Call To Order: President: George ArmisteadVP: Linda Widdop; Secretary: Gregg Gorton Attendees: Members present: 33; no guests Reports from Council:  none Committee Reports: Membership: Bonnie Witmer New applicant: Mr. Leor Veleanu New Members: Liam Hart and Carol Weisl Field Trips: Linda Widdop Cape May Area BirdwalkMeet at Concrete Ship (USS Atlantus – western terminus …

What Do Birds Eat?

THE AMERICAN ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY’S APRIL 2019 MEETING: What Do Birds Eat?Exploring Insect Biodiversity in Birds’ Diets Ashley Kennedy, PhD Candidate, Tallamy LabDepartment of Entomology and Wildlife EcologyUniversity of Delaware Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 7:00 PM 33rd Annual Calvert Award PresentationFifth Annual Entomology Supplies Giveaway The Academy of Natural Sciencesof Drexel University, 1900 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 In the Reading Room …

The City Nature Challenge is coming to Philly!

The City Nature Challenge (CNC) is coming to the Greater Philadelphia Area for the first time this year! This worldwide bioblitz happening from April 26-29th aims to engage residents in documenting the biodiversity of urban areas around the world and Philadelphia will be competing with 150+ cities around the world including the likes of Pittsburgh, NYC, London, and Hong Kong. …

Minutes – March 21, 2019

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:34pm Call To Order: President: George ArmisteadVP: Linda Widdop; Secretary: Gregg Gorton Attendees: Members present: 29; three guests (students of the Program Speaker) Reports from Council:  none Committee Reports: Membership: Gregg Gorton (for Bonnie Witmer) No New Members; two new applicants: Liam Hart and Carol Weisl Billings Award Presentation Art McMorris introduced the Billings family …

Minutes – March 07, 2019

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:36pm Call To Order: President: George ArmisteadVP: George Armistead (covering for Linda Widdop); Secretary: Navin Sasikumar (covering for Gregg Gorton) Attendees: Members present: 27; four guests Reports from Council:  none Committee Reports: Membership: Bonnie Witmer No New Members Billings Award: George Armistead Sandra Keller is the 2018 winner, having seen 303 species (302 of them …

DVOC Conservation Grants Announced

A Message From the Conservation CommitteeThe Conservation Committee and the Council are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s conservation grants: $750 to the Birding Backpack Lending Program to purchase five additional backpacks, and the remainder $600 to Audubon’s Discovery Center to establish a recording station to capture and analyze nocturnal flight calls of migrants. The Birding Backpack Lending Program, …

Minutes – Feb. 21, 2019

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:35pm Call To Order: President: George ArmisteadVP: George Armistead/Gregg Gorton; Secretary: Gregg Gorton Attendees: Members present: 33; four guests: Ross and Melissa Gallardy, Maria Miller, Candice Detore.  Reports from Council:  none Committee Reports: Membership: Bonnie Witmer New Members: Islam Naimul New Membership Application Received: Rob Fergus Conservation:  Anne Bekker: Please alert her or Holger Pflicke …

Minutes – Feb. 7, 2019

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Time: 7:30pm Call To Order: President: George Armistead VP: Linda Widdop; Secretary: Gregg Gorton Attendees: Members present: 27; three guests: Susan Peterlin, Barbara Nevin, Eva Marie Shahade Reports from Council: none Committee Reports: Membership: Bonnie Witmer New Members: Matt Hardy, Janie Hill, Kevin Burkoff New Membership Application Received: Islam Naimul Field Trips: Linda Widdop West Laurel Hill …

Bob Billings Big Year Winner

DVOC congratulates Sandra Keller, the winner of the 2018 Bob Billings Big Year award. Sandra saw 303 species of birds in the DVOC program area in 2018, all but one in New Jersey! The award will be presented to Sandra at the March 21 DVOC meeting, with members of Bob Billings’s family present, and Sandra will give us a brief talk …