DFW To Review Status of State’s Birds

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife periodically conducts status assessments for groups of wildlife. The Division is preparing to begin a review of NJ waterbird and landbird species to help guide an update of species status, that is, to assist in determining which species should be included on the state’s Endangered Species list or designated as Threatened, Special Concern, …

NEW: TANNERSVILLE CRANBERRY BOG – weekday trip!

From : Thursday, August 4, 2016, 8:00 am The Tannersville Cranberry Bog, owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy, partnered with programming by Kettle Creek EEC, is recognized as the southernmost low altitude boreal bog along the eastern seaboard and is designated as a National Natural Landmark. Tannersville Cranberry Bog was once a 715 acre kettle lake formed thousands of …

DVOC Mentioned in Friends of Heinz Newsletter

The summer edition of the Friends of Heinz newsletter has a story about the beginnings of the refuge, ‘How the Refuge Was Won’. It highlights how the DVOC has been involved in conservation in the area. “Chapter one of the story which began in 1952 took place for approximately the next 20 years, primarily in the City of Philadelphia. Members …

Passing of a Member – Evie Day

The DVOC is sad to announce that Evie Day died on June 3rd. She was a long time member of DVOC (32 years) and many of you may have know her. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to The Nature Conservancy of PA, The Hobe Sound Nature Center, or an educational or environmental organization of …

Philadelphia Breeding Bird Census

Matthew Halley and Tony Croasdale are coordinating a Philadelphia Breeding Bird Census (PBBC) during the month of June 2016. They need your help to scientifically estimate the number of breeding pairs of each species nesting in Philadelphia during the month of June. This is the most comprehensive study of Philadelphia breeding birds yet attempted, and you can contribute in just five easy steps: Sign …

DVOC in New Jersey Audubon’s World Series of Birding – 5/14/16

From team member Matt Halley: “Our total was 147, and we came in 2nd place in the Carbon Footprint Cup. We had a great day actually, beating our previous Ridin’ Birdy record, and we cleaned up on the Belleplain breeders, but alas it was not enough to compete with the CMBO team who stayed on the island and had a …

DVOC in New Jersey Audubon’s World Series of Birding – 5/14/16

Defending co-champions in 2015 Ridin’ Birdy rides again this May 14th, led by team captain . Ridin’ Birdy will use bicycles to cover 85+ miles of Cumberland and Cape May Counties in 24 hours. From barred owls calling in the cedar swamps of Belleplain State Forest to royal terns fishing in the rips off Cape May Point, their route will …

A Message From George Armistead

Dear DVOC Members, By now surely everyone is aware that on March 22nd, we lost our dear friend and club president, Steve Kacir quite suddenly and unexpectedly . There is a nice piece about Steve on Philly.com in case you have not seen it. This has left us with some questions about the future leadership of the club and so …

Passing of a Member – President Steve Kacir

It is with sadness beyond words that we inform you that our current President, Steve Kacir, passed away suddenly on Tuesday evening (3/22). Steve’s wife posted on Facebook “A memorial service for my husband, Stephen Emery Tarcisius Kacir, will be held on Wednesday March 30 at Volpe Funeral Home at 707 W. Germantown Pike, Norristown PA. Visitation starts at 12:30 …