IN-PERSON MEETINGS ARE BACK!!

Starting September 15th, in-person meetings will resume at the Academy of Natural Sciences. We will be following Covid guidance as required by ANS and the city of Philadelphia. This will be a fluid situation and updated as required. Currently, masks are strongly recommended in indoor public settings. If you are not feeling well, please do not attend in person. There …

Minutes – June 2, 2022

Due to concerns of COVID-19, meetings will continue to be held virtually rather than in person at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Zoom Meeting: Instructions for meeting registration were announced on the website and weekly digest. 7:05 PM: The Pre-Meeting discussed vagrant birds (Garganey, Gray Kingbird, Magnificent Frigatebird), the Dry Tortugas, and some local notes. Call to Order: President Gregg …

Passing of a Member – Ruth Pfeffer

It is with great sadness we report the passing of DVOC member Ruth Pfeffer early last week. Ruth joined the DVOC in 1993 and was active in our club and other local birding organizations for many years. Read the online obituary Note that there is a service on Thursday, June 16th and a Celebration of Life on August 20th.

Minutes – May 19, 2022

Due to concerns of COVID-19, meetings will continue to be held virtually rather than in person at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Zoom Meeting: Instructions for meeting registration were announced on the website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM: The Pre-Meeting discussed bird nests and the Raven LunaChicks’ effort in the World Series of Birding.  Call to Order: President Gregg Gorton …

Raven LunaChicks 2022 World Series of Birding

On Saturday, May 14, the “Raven LunaChicks” all-women team of 4 DVOC friends competed in the 39th annual World Series of Birding. The WSB is an annual fundraising competition to determine which team can see/hear the most birds in 24 hours in New Jersey while supporting bird conservation. We competed as a level 1 state-wide team, birding from midnight to …

Minutes – May 5, 2022

Due to concerns of COVID-19, meetings will continue to be held virtually rather than in person at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Zoom Meeting: Instructions for meeting registration were announced on the website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM: The Pre-Meeting discussed the City Nature Challenge, local birding as well as birding in NYC (where our speaker is from).  Call to …

World Series of Birding

“The Raven LunaChicks” are an all-women team of 4 friends competing in the World Series of Birding (WSB) on Saturday, May 14, 2022. The WSB is an annual fundraiser/competition/challenge to determine which team can see the most birds in a 24-hour period in New Jersey while supporting bird conservation. We are competing as a level 1 state-wide team, and our …

Black Birders Week 2022

Black Birders Week is back again this year from May 29 – June 4. Check out all the social media events on the Black AF in STEM events page. This year the Academy of Natural Sciences is hosting an in-person event in connection with Black Birders Week on May 28th: Black Excellence in Birding. “Meet some of Philadelphia’s most well-known …

Memorial Service for Al Driscoll

A memorial service for Al Driscoll will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 25th at the Moorestown Friends Meeting House, 118 E. Main Street, Moorestown, NJ 08057. You can also join online at www.zoom.us/J/86870042660

Minutes – April 21, 2022

Due to concerns of COVID-19, meetings will continue to be held virtually rather than in person at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Zoom Meeting: Instructions for meeting registration were announced on the website and weekly digest. 7:00 PM: The Pre-Meeting discussed local sightings – warblers, purple finches, juncos, gulls, and night-herons, and the passing of DVOC past president Frank Windfelder.  …