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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125th Anniversary Gala - October 10, 2015
Click Here for Information and to Purchase Tickets!!
Speakers - Pat and Clay Sutton

Next Meeting:
Informal Summer Meeting
Thursday September 3, 2015
Held at the Schuylkill Center http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/
8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128
"A Celebration of Members Past and Present for the 125th Anniversary of the DVOC"

Short Programs Including

Bert Filemyr: "DVOC Membership Over The Years"

Chris Walters: "Sandy Sherman, the first female president of DVOC"

Scott McConnell: "Witmer Stone, one of the founding members of the DVOC and long-time editor of Cassinia"

Steve Kacir: Presentation on Rick Mellon written and produced by Don Jones.

Kristen Johnson, DVOC's Adam Sabatine Scholarship award winner, will be our special guest and will report on her week spent at ABA's Camp Avocet in Lewes, DE.

Next Field Trips:

Share Your Favorite Birding Spot, Be a Trip Leader
We are looking for field trip leaders for the DVOC’s fall calendar. If you have a favorite spot, just pick a day and invite the club to attend. It’s that simple. All we need is a short write up of the location, what you hope to see, the address, and your contact information. It’s that simple. You don’t need to be a pro to lead a field trip. This could be anything from Cape May, Bake Oven Knob to your local park. Think outside the box. Please contact field trip chair, Tony Croasdale , 215-301-7940

Concourse Lake (http://www.concourselake.org/) was officially dedicated as a Philadelphia Native Plant Park on June 9, 2012 and has not received much attention from birders thus far. Songbirds are moving now so let's go see what birds we can find and enjoy the native plants and butterflies along the way. Across the street is the Horticulture Center and the Shofuso Garden which attracts warblers, flycatchers, woodpeckers, thrushes, mimic thrushes, hawks and other birds too.
Meet at 10:30am at the east side of Concourse Lake (near interection of Belmont and Avenue of the Republic.
This DVOC/BirdPhilly trip is free to members and non-members.
Meeting Time: 10:30am - 12:30 pm
Contact: George Armistead

P.O.D. has the most accessible mudflats in the city on the Delaware River and early September is a great time to observe migrating shorebirds. We expect to see semipalmated sandpipers, least sandpipers and killdeer and hope for goodies such as red knots and ruddy turnstones. We will also check out the fields and woods of the park for early migrants.
This DVOC/Philadelphia Parks and Recreation trip is free to members and non-members.
Meeting location: The entrance to Pennypack on the Delaware (Pennypack Path) is on State Road just South of Rhawn St. We will meet at the gazebo on the river.
Meeting Time: 2:00 pm
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 -

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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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