Minutes – November 5, 2020 Delaware Valley Ornithological Club

Academy of Natural Sciences is closed due to COVID-19. Zoom Meeting 7:00 PM Pre-Meeting to assist with any technical issues and have attendees ready for official meeting at 7:30 PM. Instructions for meeting registration and how to use Zoom were announced on website and weekly digest. Participants were asked to share their local notes in the chat. Call to Order: …

Minutes – October 15, 2020 Delaware Valley Ornithological Club

Academy of Natural Sciences is closed due to COVID-19. Zoom Meeting 7:00 PM Pre-Meeting to assist with any technical issues and have attendees ready for official meeting at 7:30 PM. Instructions for meeting registration and how to use Zoom were announced on website and weekly digest. Participants were asked to share their local notes in the chat. Call to Order: …

Lights Out, Philly!

In response to the tragic bird mortality event of October 2, Robert M. Peck and Keith Russell have published a piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer, which includes seven actions that home- and building-owners can take as we move toward a “Lights Out” initiative in Philadelphia. https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/birds-center-city-philadelphia-lights-out-buildings-20201021.html

Bob Billings Big Year Award Presentation

The November 5 Virtual DVOC meeting will include the presentation of the 2019 Bob Billings Big Year award to Barb Bassett. Barb topped all other participants by seeing 290 species of birds in the DVOC program area in 2019, almost all of them in New Jersey! Her total included 4 species never before sighted during the 9-year history of the competition. …

Minutes – October 1, 2020 Delaware Valley Ornithological Club

Academy of Natural Sciences is closed due to COVID-19. Zoom Meeting 7:00 PM Pre-Meeting to assist with any technical issues and have attendees ready for official meeting at 7:30 PM. Instructions for meeting registration and how to use Zoom were announced on website and weekly digest. Participants were asked to share their local notes in the chat. Call to Order: …

Minutes – September 17, 2020 Delaware Valley Ornithological Club

Academy of Natural Sciences is closed due to COVID-19. First Ever Official Zoom Meeting 7:00 PM Pre-Meeting to assist with any technical issues and have attendees ready for official meeting at 7:30 PM. Instructions for meeting registration and how to use Zoom were announced on website and weekly digest. Participation went smoothly. While waiting for official meeting start, Linda Widdop …

Update from the President – August 2020

Members and Friends – I hope that you are all well and enduring the economic, health and social impacts in your lives. The COVID 19 pandemic continues to permeate all aspects of our lives and it looks like there is no end in sight. The DVOC Council has been working to address the challenges and improve our club’s mission and …

Update from the President – August 2020

Members and Friends – I hope that you are all well and enduring the economic, health and social impacts in your lives. The COVID 19 pandemic continues to permeate all aspects of our lives and it looks like there is no end in sight. The DVOC Council has been working to address the challenges and improve our club’s mission and …

Migratory Bird Treaty Act Under Threat

A reminder to voice your objection to the F&WS plan to gut the Migratory Bird Treaty Act by codifying the removal of penalties against industries for “accidental take” of birds into law. See summary below:https://www.fws.gov/birds/news/200605MBTA.php*Submit your comments by July 20* at the following link (reference Option B):https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=FWS-HQ-MB-2018-0090-8411

2020 Philadelphia Mid-winter Bird Census Report

The 2020 Philadelphia Mid-winter Bird Census Report is now available here. Ninety-nine participants in 37 parties took part in the 2020 census, recording 109 species and 28,382 individual birds.