Bob Billings Big Year Award

Please send in your 2023 bird checklists
The DVOC member who saw the most bird species in the DVOC program area during the calendar year is crowned the winner of the BOB BILLINGS BIG YEAR AWARD! The prize: $200 and bragging rights! All members are urged to send in their 2023 checklists to Billings committee chair Art McMorris (mcmorris AT mac DOT com) by Jan. 31. No advance sign-up is necessary; just be a DVOC member for the full 2023 calendar year and go birding! For simplicity you can just let Art know your total number of species, and if you’re a top contender, you can send in your checklist later, but everything must be received by Jan. 31. Full details, including what constitutes the “DVOC program area,” are on the website at
And for the new year, it’s the same simple 2-step process:
1. Go birding!
2. Send in your checklist at the end of the year.