2021 Philadelphia Mid-winter Bird Census Report

The 35th annual Philadelphia Mid-Winter Bird Census (PMWBC) was held on Saturday January 9, 2021. One hundred and three participants (the largest number to date) in 50 parties took part in the 2021 census, recording 108 species and 31,553 individual birds. The 2021 Philadelphia Mid-winter Bird Census Report is now available here (PDF).

Results of the 2021 Photo Contest

Thanks to Steve Mattan who hosted and to the judges – Debbie Waxler, Cliff Hence, and Navin Sasikumar See all the winning photos here Birds1st Place: Ed Norman – A Peregrine Falcon Attacks2nd Place: Ed Norman – Great Egret Juggles a Fish3rd Place: Susan Jarnagin – WhoopsieHonorable Mention: Anne Bekker – Hooded Merganser Fauna1st Place: Ed Norman – Quartet of Garter Snakes2nd …

Call for Photos for Banquet Slideshow

Linda Timlin is organizing a slideshow of DVOC members to be played during the 2021 virtual banquet. Please submit photos of DVOC members to dvoc.banquet.slides@gmail.com by November 16th for inclusion in the slideshow.

Call for volunteers – East Falls River Landing Project

Many know that the unprecedented flooding from Hurricane Ida set this project, to which the DVOC contributed substantial funding, back quite a bit. Please join the Friends of the River Landing on Saturday, 20 November, 10 am to 1 pm, to help replace the topsoil that was lost, and to reseed / remat the site. Register at this link or email michelle.feldman@eastfallspa.com

Preventing Bird Collisions Webinar

Preventing Bird Collisions, a Two-Part Webinar Series Join Audubon’s Bird-Friendly Communities team for an exciting two-part webinar series focused on the issue of bird-window collisions, solutions we can take to address this problem, and lessons learned from across the Audubon network. Register below for each eventA Discussion with Researcher Dr. Daniel KlemTuesday, November 16, 20217–8:30 pm EasternREGISTER HERE Solutions and Successes …

Philly eBird Reviewers – Thanks to Doris and a Changing of the Guard

Message from Liam, Tori, Holger and George: Dear Philadelphia eBird users, We wanted to alert Philadelphia birders of a change for eBird review here in Philadelphia. To start, we’d like to thank Doris McGovern for over a decade of service as eBird reviewer for the city/county. Doris is now moving on to other pursuits. Not only has it been a …

DVOC Banquet 2021

Join us for another year of virtual banquet fun on November 18th at 6:30 pm. Our speaker will be the DVOC’s own Holly Merker. See more info on the Banquet page. Registration is FREE at the following link:Zoom Registration Link Sign up early to receive a special gift!After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the …

Rosalie Edge Award Nominees

It’s time to send me your nominees for the Rosalie Edge Conservation Award, given to “one or more [DVOC] non-members, not necessarily a part of the birding community, in recognition of work done that has made a significant contribution to conservation of the environment.” This will be given at our virtual banquet this November. Please send your nominations, with a brief write-up, to Anne …

Lights Out Art Installation By Victoria Sindlinger

DVOC member, Victoria Sindlinger has an art installation at Three Logan Square Plaza commemorating the anniversary of the mass bird collision event that happened in Center City last year. The installation runs from September 30th through October 3rd. Victoria says, “The installment is to commemorate the anniversary of the mass bird collision and to highlight the positive change that it …

Save the FDR Meadow

PennEnvironment has picked up on the plan to convert FDR Park’s beloved meadow area to astroturf ball fields. Please sign on against this using this link.