Minutes – May 2, 2024

This was a hybrid meeting. We had multiple speakers and a live audience in the BEES classroom and the meeting was broadcast on Zoom. Call to Order: President Barb Bassett Call to Order: 7:30 PM Attendees: 9 in-person; 14 on Zoom. The minutes from the last meeting were approved. Committee Reports Membership – Barb Bassett for Rebecca Reicherter Four new …

Black Excellence in Birding

The Academy of Natural Sciences is celebrating Black Birders Week with their third annual black-tie gala, Black Excellence in Birding on Saturday, June 1st. At this event mingle with representatives from DVOC and other local clubs, listen to birder and author Christian Cooper talk about his experiences, and most of all, celebrate the black birders in our community. Members of the DVOC …

Minutes – April 11, 2024

This was a hybrid meeting. We had a speaker and a live audience in the BEES classroom and the meeting was broadcast on Zoom and recorded and posted to YouTube. Call to Order: President Barb Bassett Call to Order: 7:30 PM Attendees: 12 in-person; 24 on Zoom. The minutes from the last meeting were approved. Committee Reports Membership – Rebecca …

Minutes – April 18, 2024

This was a hybrid meeting. We had a speaker and a live audience in the BEES classroom and the meeting was broadcast on Zoom. Call to Order: President Barb Bassett Call to Order: 7:30 PM Attendees: 18 in-person; 19 on Zoom. The minutes from the last meeting were approved. Committee Reports Membership – Rebecca Reicherter Two new members have joined …

Minutes – March 21, 2024

This was a hybrid meeting. Our speaker was remote but we had a live audience in the BEES classroom and the meeting was also broadcast on Zoom and recorded and posted to YouTube.  Perri Strawn and Navin Sasikumar filled in for Nilesh Shah as secretary. Call to Order: President Barb Bassett Call to Order: 7:30 PM Navin introduced all the …

Minutes – February 15, 2024

This was a hybrid meeting. We had a speaker and a live audience in the BEES classroom and the meeting was broadcast on Zoom and recorded and posted to YouTube. Call to Order: President Barb Bassett Call to Order: 7:30 PM Barb Bassett and Marty Dellwo were both away.     Attendees: 15 in-person; 23 on Zoom. The minutes from the last …

Bob Billings Big Year 2023 Winner

DVOC congratulates Ethan Kang, the winner of the 2023 Bob Billings Big Year Award. Ethan saw 280 species of birds in the DVOC program area in 2023, including two species new to the count. The award will be presented to Ethan at the April 18 DVOC meeting, with members of Bob Billings’s family present, and Ethan will give us a brief talk about …

New Composite Bird List Available

A composite of the PA, NJ and DE official state bird lists, updated with the most recent changes in the official state lists, has been posted on the Billings page. The list is provided as a convenience for people participating in the Bob Billings Big Year competition and for anyone interested in having the three states’ official lists in one …

Minutes – February 1, 2024

This was a hybrid meeting. We had a speaker and a live audience in the BEES classroom and the meeting was broadcast on Zoom and recorded and posted to YouTube. Call to Order: President Barb Bassett Call to Order: 7:30 PM Barb introduced all the officers and councilors. Attendees: 12 in-person; 22 on Zoom. The minutes from the last meeting …