2016 Bob Billings Big Year Award

DVOC congratulates Barb Bassett, the winner of the 2016 Bob Billings Big Year Award. Barb saw 317 species of birds in the DVOC program area in 2016 – quite an accomplishment! Included in her total were 6 species not seen previously in this event: White-faced Storm-Petrel, Great Skua, Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Rock Wren, Mountain Bluebird and Varied Thrush. The award carries …

New Banquet Committee Chairperson

President is pleased to announce that member will serve at the Banquet Committee Chairperson. We all look forward to working with Lauren to create an outstanding event on Thursday November 16, 2017. Save the date! Vice President and Program Chairperson has arranged for big year birder Neil Hayward to be the banquet speaker. Neil is the author of the “Lost …

Passing of a Member – Sheila Bowes

It is with sadness we report the passing of member Sheila Bowes. Sheila joined the DVOC in 1994 and was married to current member Emmerson Bowes. Emmerson wrote “I am shattered to tell you that Sheila had a sudden deterioration of an apparently near benign heart murmur into a rapidly developed congestive heart failure and died on Dec 23rd. She …

DVOC Photo Contest 2016 – Winners

Thanks to everyone who submitted photos this year! Out of 127 photos submitted by 18 club members, the judges (Steve Mattan, Patty Rehn, Martin Dellwo) had the difficult task of choosing the winners listed below. The entire presentation can be seen at this link:: DVOC Member’s Photography Night Presentation Share this Post

Shorebird Magic

From Spoon-billed Sandpiper. Who wouldn’t love to find one? And in breeding plumage? Truth be known, your odds of finding one in breeding plumage are much higher than winter plumage. There are three ways to pick a Spoon-billed out of a flock of peeps: by the wacky shaped bill which gives the bird its name, by the shadow of the …

2017 Annual Members Meeting (Updated)

Since the founding of our club in 1890, the first meeting of every year has been the “Members’ Meeting.” The meeting will feature the Annual Election of Officers and Council members, election of Fellows and Honorary Members, reports by the Treasurer and by the Trustees, and other matters of interest. will do a short presentation on “The Strange Case of …

Banquet 2016 Highlights and Photos

The 2016 DVOC Banquet was held at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall on Thursday, November 17th. 85 members and guests enjoyed a lively night with drinks and dinner. Before the official program began, a moment of silence was held for Steve Kacir, the late DVOC president, and other members who left us this past year. This was followed by …

Banquet – November 17, 2016

Thanks to everyone who attended, the 2016 banquet was a great success. See below for highlights and photos. Witmer Stone Award: George Armistead and Hart Rufe Rosalie Edge Conservation Award: Dr. Stephen Kress Julian K. Potter Award: Matthew Halley Katie Fallon is the author of the nonfiction book Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird (Ruka Press, November …

2016 Members’ Photo Night and Contest – Thursday December 15

What could be better than getting outdoors in the crisp fall air, and watching and photographing fall migrants? Why, going through our digital stack of photos and choosing the best images in preparation for the annual DVOC Members’ Photo Night and Contest, of course! It’s getting too dark to bird late in the evening, so the time is right. This …