Click Here for information on the 2014 DVOC Photo Contest.
Submission Deadline - December 1, 2014
Members Photo Night - December 18, 2014

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.

From the Annual Banquet

Rosalie Edge Conservation Award - Bill Stewart
Witmer Stone Award - Jeff Holt and Bert Filemyr

Click Here for a report and pictures

Next Meeting:
Thursday December 4, 2014 7:30 pm
Held at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
Directions to the Meeting
Directions to the informal pre-meeting dinner and the informal post-meeting gathering

Paul Guris - "Winter Pelagics in the MidAtlantic - Putting the "Birrrrr" in Birding"

Paul Guris has been birding the Delaware Valley area for over 40 years. His first boat trip was in his mother's third trimester, so his love of seabirds comes naturally. He is a current member of the New Jersey Bird Records Committee, a past member of the Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee, a past president of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club, the former captain of the now retired Nikon / DVOC World Series of Birding team, and the owner / operator of See Life Paulagics, a pelagic tour company specializing in trips in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The idea of venturing out on the ocean is a daunting prospect for many birders, but this can be one of the most rewarding times to look for seabirds and other marine life in the Mid-Atlantic. Dovekies, Puffins, Murres, Razorbills, Gannets, Kittiwakes, loons, ducks, cormorants, and gulls can all be found, many quite regularly. Some of these species are much more common in our area than people realize, and we're discovering some things that help us find these birds more reliably. This program is an introduction to what you could expect on one of these trips, the birds we search for, and interesting information about them.



Next Field Trip:

Our annual trip for waterfowl will again start at Barneget Inlet on Saturday, November 29. We will walk out the jetty to search for Eiders and the Harlequins. Plus whatever else we encounter. We will then drive to Forsythe NWR for a different variety of duck. The Forsythe part might start around 12:30 but that timing will be based on when we finish up at Barneget. Inclement weather will cancel the trip.
If any doubts, or for any other questions, please email me.
We will meet in the Barneget Lighthouse State Park parking lot at 9:00AM. Figure two to 2 1/2 hours here. Then we will drive to Forsythe meeting there about 1 hour and 15 minutes after leaving Barneget. This leaves time for everyone to eat lunch.
I will have a scope for participants to use. Please see previous trip reports for an idea of what to expect.
This DVOC trip is free to members and non-members.
Trip Leader: Sandra Keller (856)287-2732.


Full 2014 Field Trip Schedule














(11/2/14) Youth Birding Opportuniies
(11/2/14) Saw-whet Owl Banding Field Trip Report
(10/28/14) Robin Mattison Personal Page (new member)
(10/28/14) Holly Merker Personal Page (new member)
(10/28/14) Tracy Beerley Personal Page (new member)
(10/19/14) Tannersville Field Trip Report
(10/16/14) Minutes of the October 2, 2014 Meeting
(9/29/14) Minutes of the September 18, 2014 Meeting
(9/13/14) Diane McNamara Personal Page (new member)
(9/2/14) Stone Harbor Field Trip Report
(7/3/14) Mac Gallagher Personal Page (new member)
(7/3/14) Dorothy Downie Personal Page (new member)
(7/2/14) 2014 Mid-Winter Census Report
(6/19/14) Lakehurst Field Trip Report
(5/21/14) Minutes of the May 1, 2014 Meeting
(5/21/14) Minutes of the March 6, 2014 Meeting
(5/21/14) Minutes of the March 20, 2014 Meeting
(5/21/14) Minutes of the May 15, 2014 Meeting
(5/19/14) Brandywine SP Field Trip Report
(5/14/14) Minutes of the April 3, 2014 Meeting
(5/14/14) Minutes of the April 25, 2014 Meeting



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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