September 15, 2022    
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm


Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

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This is the first ever hybrid meeting! [The last in person meeting was March 2020.]

Meeting timing: 7:15PM Zoom opens; 7:30-8PM club business; 8PM presentation followed by questions. Please register for the meeting whether you will be attending in person or via Zoom. Then watch for the meeting link in your email. Disregard the meeting link if you will be attending in person.


Bert will focus on his adventures to see rare and/or vagrant birds in North America. He has, in the past 20 plus years, spent considerable time and effort “chasing” birds. Bert’s “chases” have taken him as far west as California, as far north as Alaska, as far south as the Florida Keys and as far east as New Brunswick, Canada. He will give thoughts about strategy and planning related to this crazy avocation. Then he will relate stories about memorable chases. Some successful and some not successful. But all memorable.



Bert Filemyr is an active field birder in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware along with frequent trips throughout North America and foreign countries.

Over the years he has recorded over 100 species of birds in each of the lower 48 states and in many Canadian provinces. Retired from a public school teaching career, he pursues his passion for birding and travel while researching topics related to early American ornithology. He has served as treasurer  and webmaster of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club (DVOC) and for many years was a member of the championship Nikon/DVOC birding team (the Lagerhead Shrikes) that participated in New Jersey Audubon’s World Series of Birding. He co-authored, along with Jeff Holt, the “The Composite Prints of Audubon’s Birds of America” and an article on Alexander Wilson and the Milestown School in the Wilson Journal of Ornithology.