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 – Rebecca Reicherter. If you have trouble completing the online payment, please contact the Treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Webmaster (email@example.com). 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. The club reserves the right to refuse membership to any person for any reason, in which rare event the application fee would be reimbursed promptly.
Please fill in the application form below to apply:
You can pay using the buttons below for your membership level.
If you wish to pay by check, please contact the Treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have trouble completing the online payment, please contact the Treasurer (email@example.com) and the Webmaster (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 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 – Rebecca Reicherter
Fellows and Honorary Members
(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.”