Passing of a DVOC Member – Bill Stewart

It is with sadness we report the passing of member Bill Stewart on Tuesday November 12, 2019Previous to becoming a DVOC member, Bill was the recipient of the 2014 Rosalie Edge Conservation Award in recognition of his ongoing conservation efforts in Delaware An article on his passing appeared in USA Todayhttps://www.usatoday.com/story/news/local/2019/11/14/delawareans-mourn-loss-avid-birder-conservationist-and-coach-bill-stewart/4177745002/?fbclid=IwAR3IL9fdzl5GLk3nFFUDpf213Dzx_xFVSHe6NLKi2oFWJRoeaWNi67CrDWE Holly Merker wrote the following on PABirds“Many of you …

A Message From Tony Croasdale – BirdPhilly Chairperson

Hello, DVOC members, as chair of the BirdPhilly Committee, I am looking for leaders to guide field trips in Philadelphia. I am looking to put together a calendar of events for 2020. Anywhere you want to lead a walk within the city limits of these cities is great, however I am providing a list a places that I think could …

Passing of a Member – Ron French

It is with sadness that we report the passing of DVOC Member Ron French today September 18, 2019 Ron joined the DVOC in 1985 and was a life member and fellow. Ron served the DVOC in many capacities including President of the club in 2000 and 2001. August Mirabella writes:All,Sadly, I was again asked to share that one of our well …

Passing of a Member – Emmerson Bowes

It is with sadness that we report the passing of DVOC Member Emmerson Bowes on Sunday September 15, 2019. Emmerson joined the DVOC in 1962 and was a life member and fellow. Emmerson was responsible for creating the DVOC presence on the web and was the DVOC webmaster for many years.

Survey on Bird Conservation Behavior

Dr. Terry Rich is a life-long birder and professional ornithologist and is currently a PhD candidate in Public Policy at Boise State University. His research is focused on how birders contribute to bird conservation and the results will be used to improve public policies for bird conservation. He is asking DVOC members to complete an online survey so that he …

CNC 2019 Results

After 4 hectic days of making observations for the CNC and one week of IDing all those observations, the results of the City Nature Challenge are officially here! Philadelphia finished 23rd in observations, 24th in species and 16th in observers out of a total of 159 cities! For cities with an area between 5000 and 10000 sq km, we finished …

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 …

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, …

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 …