Current DVOC member? Pay your dues here

DVOC is the organization for birders and bird enthusiasts in the Delaware Valley region. The club enthusiastically welcomes new members – young people, beginners and anyone else who is genuinely interested in birding. Members benefit from the wealth of information and expertise that this club offers. Meetings are lively proceedings, with a featured speaker or a special forum as well as reports from the various committees, announcements, and local bird sightings. The club has an extensive program of field trips – local and regional. All meetings, field trips, and other club activities are open to members and non-members. The bi-annual club journal, Cassinia, is provided to members.

Please visit our current meeting/program and field trip schedule.

For further information contact the Membership Chairperson – Nilesh Shah. If you have trouble completing the online payment, please contact the Treasurer (treasurer@dvoc.org) and the Webmaster (webmaster@dvoc.org).

Online applications are preferred; mailed applications will take a little longer to process. You can find the online application below.

Once your application is received, you should receive a confirmation by email. The membership committee takes about a week to process the application. Once the process is complete, you will receive another email from the committee.

Please fill in the application form below to apply:

    First Name

    Last Name

    Email

    Pronouns

    Cell Phone (eg: xxx-xxx-xxxx)

    Landline (eg: xxx-xxx-xxxx)

    Work / Day Phone (eg: xxx-xxx-xxxx)

    Address

    City

    State

    Country

    Zip

    By way of introduction, tell us a little about yourself and your birding, such as how long you’ve been birding, how you got started in birding, and where you bird locally. Feel free to add any other information that would help us to get to know you. For new members, this bio is placed on a personal page on the Club website, and can be updated as you wish

    How did you hear about us?

    Membership Type

    Second Member Name

    Second Member Email

    Second Member Cell Phone (eg: xxx-xxx-xxxx)

    Second Member Pronouns

    Primary Member Name (this member should already be a current DVOC member)

    You can pay using the buttons below for your membership level.

    If you have trouble completing the online payment, please contact the Treasurer (treasurer@dvoc.org) and the Webmaster (webmaster@dvoc.org).

    Annual Dues

    The Club’s fiscal year and dues year run from January to January.


    People joining January through March, pay the full dues for the year ($35).
    People joining April through August, pay half dues for the year rounded to the highest dollar ($18), and are covered to the end of the year.
    People joining September through December, pay the full dues ($35) and are covered until the end of following year.

    Active Membership – Annual dues are $35.

    Household Membership – To qualify, one person in the household shall be a fully paid active, life, or honorary member in good standing. Any additional person residing at the same address, upon application and approval, shall become an active member of the DVOC for the sum of $15 per year. Each household shall receive only one copy of Cassinia or other similar publications.
    Any additional household member joining January through March shall pay the full dues for the year ($15). Any person joining April through August, shall pay half dues for the remainder of the year ($8). And, a person joining September through December shall pay the full dues ($15) and is covered to the end of the following year.)

    To jointly apply for a household membership, please fill out the form for the primary member first and once it is submitted, fill the form again for the secondary member.

    Junior/Student Membership – Dues are $10 per year for this category. It is available to students at the college level or below.

    Life Memberships

    Life Membership is also an option. Life membership dues are placed in the club endowment, to generate income and support the club in perpetuity. The cost of a life membership has traditionally been established as 15 times the annual dues rate. Once a person becomes a life membership they no longer pay dues.

    A life membership is $525. It can be paid as a single payment, or alternately, 3 yearly installments of $175.00. This is in place of annual dues.

    For further information contact the Membership Chairperson – Nilesh Shah

    Committee Members

    Fellows and Honorary Members

    List of Honorary Members and Fellows

    (From the DVOC Constitution)
    “Ornithologists who have attained special prominence in their ornithological work may be chosen at the annual meeting to be Honorary Members of the Club.”

    (From the DVOC Constitution)
    “Fellows shall be chosen ……from among the Active Members of at least one year’s standing as a recognition of the high quality of their ornithological work.”