Delaware Valley Ornithological Club
Call To Order:
President: George Armistead
VP: Linda Widdop; Secretary: Gregg Gorton
Members present: 47; guests present: 2 (Dieter Schifferli, Randall Sindlinger)
Reports from Council:
New members: Tom Johnson, Owen Sindler, Barlow Herbst
New applicants: Daniel Long, Chris Richter
Nothing to report
Slate of Nominees for 2020-2021
President – Linda Widdop; VP – Gregg Gorton; Secretary – Barb Bassett; Treasurer – Marty Dellwo; Councilors-at-Large: Katrina Rakowski, Dan Efroymson (with Navin Sasikumar & Barb Bassett rotating off)
No other nominations were put forward
Lauren Diamond thanked everyone who helped!
December 7, [email protected]:00 am – 10:00 am
Trip Leader – Keith Russell
BirdPhilly Walk – Poquessing Park North
December 8, [email protected]
Trip Leader – Holger Pflicke
BirdPhilly Walk: Pennypack on the Delaware
Dedc 12, [email protected]
Trip Leader: Holger Pflicke
Dec 21, [email protected]
Trip Leader: Cliff Hence
Meet at 2569 Shures Landing Rd., Darlington, MD
–>Please contact Linda Widdop if you want to lead a trip outside Philadelphia: Linda@techimpact.org
–>Please contact Tony Croasdale if you want to lead a walk inside Philadelphia (for DVOC’s BirdPhilly initiative): Tony.firstname.lastname@example.org
December 19, [email protected]:30pm
Submit your photos by December 13th at 11:59pm
Gregg Gorton: Members’ Night will be on January 9, 2020–one week later than usual. Per tradition, it will be a pot-luck affair. Bert Filemyr will give a talk on some aspect of DVOC history. Location: Discovery Center.
Chris Walters: The Philadelphia Mid-Winter Bird Census will be on January 11, 2020. Please contact Keith Russell if you would like to participate: Keith. Russell6@verizon.net
Barb Bassett – at Beach Plum Farm, Cape May: Mountain Bluebird. At field across from the Beanery, Cape May: Harris’ Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow and Western-type Flycatcher (DNA analysis of its poop is ongoing).
Tori Sindlinger & Katrina Rakowski – Tori found a Bufflehead at Woodlands Cemetery (on the river), which is the first record in eBird for that site; and they had Wilson’s Snipe, Red-shouldered Hawk, and Common Gallinule at Heinz NWR.
Birds in Winter: Surviving the Most Challenging Season
Speaker: Roger Pasquier
Roger provided a wealth of information about how birds adapt during the cold season, illustrated with images of many birds. He drew from his new book of the same title, which he made available for sale to members.
Meeting adjourned at 9:07pm
After-meeting Gathering at Cherry Street Tavern:
After the formal meeting, twenty-some club members enjoyed beverages and bird-chat.