Celebrating 125 years! 1890 - 2015
The Delaware Valley Ornithological Club (DVOC) is the organization for birders and bird enthusiasts in the Delaware Valley region.
All who have an interest in birds are invited to attend functions of the DVOC. Click Here for membership information.

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Save These Dates
August 22, 2015

DVOC and ABA are hosting a fun evening on August 22, 2015.
Look for details about:
- A late afternoon birding walk
- Appetizers and drinks on the deck or inside the lovely ABA headquarters in Delaware City Music performed by some of our own DVOC members/musicians.
- Karaoke for the rest of us Food, drink and a silent auction
We are gathering to socialize on late summer evening, make/listen to some music and raise some extra funds to make our 125th Annual Banquet a gala occasion
October 10, 2015
125th Anniversary Gala

The Youth Birding Committee is pleased to announce and congratulate the 2015 DVOC Youth Birding Adam J. Sabatine Memorial Scholarship Winner, Kristen Johnson!
Kristen submitted a fantastic presentation sharing her birding interests and experience, with incredible photos to accompany the presentation. Kristen will be a great asset to Camp Avocet, and is very deserving of this scholarship in recognition of her accomplishments.
Thanks to the Scholarship Selection Committee, Mary Bowler, Joe Hudson, Sandra Keller, and Edie Parnum for reviewing applications and selecting the winner.

Click Here for information on the auction of a special copy of Stone's Bird Studies at Old Cape May.

Next Meeting:
Informal Summer Meeting
Saturday July 25, 2015 - 9 am
Held at Palmyra Cove Nature Center

Short talk by Frank Windfelder
Butterfly walk by Frank Windfelder
Bake sale in support of the Annual DVOC Photo Contest.
Short Talk by Steve Kacir (topic TBA)
Additional items are TBD at this point.

Short program by Frank Windfelder titled "Swallowtails of the Philadelphia Region" followed by a butterfly (and probably odes and birds) walk at Palmyra.

Title: "Swallowtails of the Philadelphia Region"

An illustrated discussion of the six swallowtail species that can be seen in our region: identification, host plants, and where to look. Followed by a butterfly walk led by Frank Windfelder.

Frank Windfelder is alifelong resident of Philadelphia, has been a DVOC member since 1981, but became interested in butterflies about a dozen years ago. Since then he has extended his interests to include dragonflies, herps and mammals.





Next Field Trips:

July 18 (Saturday) FOX CHASE FARM, PHILADELPHIA PA (Two trips on this day)
Meet at the Pine Road entrance of Pennypack Park. We will walk along the creek to Fox Chase Farm where we hope to see some open country birds like eastern bluebirds and forest birds such as pileated woodpecker.
This DVOC/Philadelphia Parks and Recreation trip is free to members and non-members.Meeting Location: Pine Road and Pennypack Trail parking lot. (Not the Farm)
Meeting Time: 8:00 am
Contact: Tony Croasdale

July 18 (Saturday) BIRD LECTURE AT PENNYPACK ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER (Two trips on this day)
The morning’s walk will be followed by a lecture by local ornithologist Matthew Halley at Pennypack Environmental Center.
This DVOC/Philadelphia Parks and Recreation trip is free to members and non-members.
Meeting location: 8600 Veree Road.
Meeting Time 11:00 am
Contact: Tony Croasdale

New in 2015 - BirdPhilly
BirdPhilly is a series of birding walks and events in Philadelphia parks for the 2015 calendar year. For further information go to the BirdPhilly website.

See also the Philly Bird Race website



Full 2015 Field Trip Schedule
















From the DVOC Constitution/By-Laws:
•The mission of this club is the advancement and diffusion of ornithological knowledge.
•The members of this club shall be persons who are interested in ornithology considered in its widest sense

Each year the DVOC raises money for our Conservation Fund. Most of the funds are raised as part of the DVOC's participation in NJ Audubon's World Series of Birding but other donations are certainly accepted. All funds collected in a calendar year are distributed to one or more organizations recommended by the Conservation Committee and approved by Council. For further information on donating -

You can quickly and easily make a donation using PayPal. Click the "Donate" button below to do this. If you have a Paypal Account please log in. If you do not, use the "Don't have a PayPal account?" section in the lower left hand corner of the page that appears after you click the "Donate" button below.

The DVOC is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Contributions to DVOC are tax-deductible.


Delaware Valley Ornithological Club
c/o Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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