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AWARDS GIVEN BY DVOC
On this page - Witmer Stone Award, Julian K. Potter Award, Rosalie Edge Conservation Award, Bob Billings Big Year Award, DEVOC Award


Witmer Stone Award

Awarded at the annual banquet to one or more DVOC members for the best publication which embodies the results of ornithological research not undertaken in the course of professional duties. This award was established in 1943.
Selection Committee - Steve Kacir- Chairperson, Gregg Gorton, Nikolas Haass,

Witmer Stone was one of the Founders of DVOC. Click Here learn about him through his obituary as published in Cassina Volume XXXI (1938-41)

Witmer Stone is buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA

2015
Scott McConnell
2014
Jeff Holt, Bert Filemyr
2013
Linda Rowan, Mick Jeitner
2012
Gregg Gorton
2011
Nikolas Haass
2010
Paul Guris
2009
Jeff Holt and Bert Filemyr
2008
Pat and Clay Sutton
2007
Louis Bevier
2006
Naomi Murphy
2005
Jeff Holt
2004
Jen Johnson
2003
The DVOC Checklist Committee - Rick Mellon, Ward Dasey, Colin Campbell, Bill Murphy, Bert Filemyr
2002
Not Awarded
2001
Sandra Sherman
2000
Colin Campbell
1999
Nick Pulcinella
1998
Not Awarded
1997
Not Awarded
1996
Not Awarded
1995
Colin Campbell
1994
Not Awarded
1993
Ed Fingerhood
1992
Not Awarded
1991
Rick Mellon
1990
David Ward
1989
Frank Windfelder
1988
Frank and Barb Haas
1987
John Harding
1986
Not Awarded
1985
Ed Fingerhood
1984
Not Awarded
1983
Not Awarded
1982
Clay Sutton
1981
Dr. John Harding
1980
Not Awarded
1979
Alan Brady
1978
Not Awarded
1977
Not Awarded
1976
Dr. Ernest A. Choate
1975
Keith Russell
1974
 
1973
 
1972
 
1971
Not Awarded
1970
Not Awarded
1969
 
1968
 
1967
 
1966
Not Awarded
1965
Donald S. Heintzelman
1964
 
1963
 
1962
Paul M. Schwalbe
1961
Richard T. Wright
1960
 
1959
 
1958
 
1957
 
1956
Phillips B. Street
1955
 
1954
Lester S. Thomas
1953
Joseph M. Devlin
1952
 
1951
 
1950
George Reynard
1949
Richard F. Miller
1948
Edward Manners
1947
Courtland White
1946
Dale Coman

1945

 

1944

Richard Miller


Julian K. Potter Award

Awarded at the annual banquet to one or more DVOC members who have made an outstanding contribution to field ornithology. This award was established in 1964 and first presented in 1965.
Rob Bierregaard - Selection Committee Chairperson

Julian K. Potter was one of the major influences of DVOC. Click Here learn about him through his obituary as published in Cassina Volume XLVII (1963)

Julian K. Potter is buried in Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, NJ

2015
Art McMorris
2014
Not Awarded
2013
Rob Bierregaard
2012
Paul Driver
2011
Not Awarded
2010
Doris McGovern
2009
Not Awarded
2008
Steve Kacir Click here for image
2007
George Armistead
2006
Pete Dunne
2005
Bill Murphy
2004
Not Awarded
2003
Keith Russell
2002
Frank Windfelder
2001
August Sexauer, Doris McGovern and Don Jones
2000
Not Awarded
1999
Paul Guris
1998
Ward Dasey
1997
Nick Pulcinella
1996
Bill Murphy
1995
Not Awarded
1994
Frank Windfelder
1993
Mike O'Brien
1992
Tom Bailey
1991
Hart Rufe
1990
John Miller
1989
Not Awarded
1988
Dan Brauning
1987
Clay and Pat Sutton
1986
Serge LaFrance
1985
Alan Brady
1984
Charlie Wonderly
1983
Richard Mellon
1982
Armas Hill
1981
Henry T. Armistead
1980
C.U. (Sid) Atkinson
1979
John T. McNeill
1978
William R. Middleton
1977
Ernest A. Choate
1976
Alan Brady
1975
Charles H. Rogers
1974
Stephen T. Harty
1973
Donald S. Heintzelman
1972
Joseph M. Cadbury
1971
James K. Meritt
1970
Not Awarded
1969
John C. Miller
1968
David A. Cutler
1967
Joseph A. Jacobs
1966
George B. Reynard
1965
Edward R. Manners


Rosalie Edge Conservation Award

Awarded at the annual banquet to one or more non-members of the Club who have made a significant contribution to conservation of the environment.
(Note: This award was originally known as the Conservation Award. In May of 2010, by council action, it was designated the Rosalie Edge Conservation Award)
Phil Witmer - Conservation Committee Chairperson

 
Recipients
Contribution
2015
Dr. Joanna Burger
For conservation research locally, nationally and internationally. particularly for her work on Red Knots.
2014
Bill Stewart
Ongoing conservation efforts in Delaware
2013
Dan Kunkle
The leading force in the reclamation of over 700 acres of 'moon scape' that were devastated by zinc smelters in the Lehigh River Gap.
2012
Dr. Douglas Tallamy
His book, Bringing Nature Home, has popularized the notion that native plants support native insects which in turn supports native birds
2011
Lisa Kizuik
Bird conservation programs at Willistown Conservation Trust
2010
Dr. Dan Klem
Pioneering studies of bird fatalities from window collisions
2009
Arlene Koch
Land Stewardship
2008
Scott Weidensaul
Research and Banding of Saw-whet Owls
2007
Larry Niles
Red Knot Conservation
2006
Not awarded
2005
Mike Weilbacher
Lower Merion Conservancy
2004
Dr. David Robertson
Land stewardship at Pennypack Environmental Restoration Trust
2003
Bonnie Van Alen, Alice Hausmann and Alex Van Alen
For exemplary work for the protection and conservation stewardship of over 10,000 acres of habitat in the Willistown, Pennsylvania region
2002
Marylea Klauder
Organizing and maintaining Militia Hill Hawk Watch, Montgomery Co. PA
2002
Corey Jarin
Many years of service at Peace Valley Nature Center, Bucks Co., PA
2001
Not awarded
2000
Not awarded
1999
Robert "Pat" Ford and Dennis Morar
Philadelphia Water Dept. West Basin Reservoir project.
1998
Hanna B. Suthers
Bird studies over 25 years in naturally regenerated fields, Hopewell, NJ
1998
Christine Connelly

For conservation of grassland species at Brightview Farm, Burlington Co. NJ



Bob Billings Big Year Award

In 2009, John R. ("Bob") Billings, a DVOC member for 44 years, left money to the club to endow an annual prize of $200 to the person who has seen "the largest number of birds during each prior calendar year." To ensure that this award is funded in perpetuity many club members, lead by Hart Rufe, have made additional donations.

Click Here for rules and further information about the competition
Art McMorris - Chairperson Bob Billings Award Committee

2013
Patty Rehm, Linda Widdop - 356
2012
Ken Tischner - 369 species
2011
Mike Fritz - 363 species

 

DEVOC Award

From the certificate "An occasional honor to that member of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club who, by his/her outstanding contributions to ornithology, has best exemplified the spirit of the Founders and upheld the prestige which they established for the Club"

2013
Bert Filemyr
1996
Barb and Frank Haas
1992
Bob Sehl
1990
Jim Meritt
1990
Alan Brady
1990
George Reynard
1990
Phillips B. Street
1963
Norman McDonald
1960
Henry Underdown
1958
Julian Potter

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