Passing of a Member
It is with sadness we report the passing of R. Dale Twining on Monday 8/25/14. Dale joined the DVOC in 1937 and was a member for a remarkable 77 years.
Click Here for an article on Dale that appeared in the Winter 2001 issue of Larus. Cards and notes can be sent to Dale's daughter, Wendy Twining Clymer, 514 Raab Street, Willow Grove, PA 19090
Contributions in Dale's name can be made to Wyncote Audubon

Passing of a Member
It is with sadness we report the passing of Alan Crawford, Jr on Saturday 8/23/14. Alan joined the DVOC in 1947. Click Here for an on-line obituary. Click Here for an article by Alan about birding on his farm which appeared in a recent Cassinia.

2014 Summer Appeal
Click Here to find the description of the 2014 Conservation Project. This is the focus of our Summer Appeal. No gift is too small, but be as generous as you can. Don’t be shy; ask your friends and neighbors to contribute to this worthy cause — it’s tax deductible. There are links in the flyer to give you more information but don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions -
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.

September Informal Meeting
Thursday September 4th
4 pm
Held at the Philadelphia Zoo
Visit to the McNeil Avian Center of the Philadelphia Zoo and a picnic afterwards in the Park near the Zoo.
Admission is free. Meet at Gate H of the Philadelphia Zoo at 4:00 PM for a special tour of the McNeil Avian Center. Gate H is on Zoological Drive, which is the road that curves behind the Zoo. If there's still a parking attendant there when you arrive, just tell them you're meeting with Aliza and they'll let you by. You'll see the entrances are labelled alphabetically; Gate H is about halfway up and you should be able to park right there. A lot spaces will be open by that time of day. We should all plan on meeting in the mentioned parking lot at 4 p.m. and entering as a group.

Afterwards we will picnic in the park. If you have a special place you like to picnic let Bonnie and Phil Witmer know. We’ll present the group with a couple of choices once we’ve had the tour. We'll do pot luck. Let Bonnie and Phil Witmer know what you will bring so we can coordinate: or 610.446.2618 (leave a message)

Next Field Trips:

Spend a morning birding the fields and forest edges looking for songbird migrants. We will sort through the fall plumages of the (hopefully) numerous migrants at this Fall hotspot. With luck we will get to see a huge fallout of birds, but there should be plenty to see regardless at this time of year. Emphasis will be on sorting out "confusing fall warblers". The warblers are not confused, we are. They know who they are, but we are the ones confused (sometimes anyway). Meet at the main lot at Higbee Beach WMA (the one at the end of the road) Cape May Point NJ at 7:30 AM
This DVOC trip is free to members and non-members.
Leader: Mike Fritz

This year’s location to be determined, depending on where the birds are. We will meet at 6:45 pm. Check the Wyncote Facebook page and Web Page for updates or contact: Jane Henderson 215-836-1965 or for location.
This is a joint DVOC / Wyncote Audubon Society field trip and is free to members and non-members
Leader: Jane Henderson


Full 2014 Field Trip Schedule














(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
(5/14/14) Gloucester County Field Trip Report
(4/19/14) Matthew Halley Personal Page (new member)
(4/10/14) Sophie Vining Personal Page (new member)
(4/2/14) Jennifer Cross Personal Page (new member)
(4/2/14) Kim Sheridan Personal Page (new member)
(3/7/14) Rick Wright Personal Page (new member)
(3/7/14) Lee Graves Personal Page (new member)
(3/5/14) Minutes of the February 20, 2014 Meeting
(3/3/14) Minutes of the February 6, 2014 Meeting
(2/27/14) Indian River Inlet Field Trip Report
(2/23/14) North Shore Field Trip Report
(2/16/14) Howard Sweetman Personal Page (new member)
(2/10/14) Colleen McCubbin Stepanic Personal Page (new member)
(2/9/14) Bombay Hook Christmas Count Results
(2/3/14) Montauk Field Trip Report



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.


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Philadelphia, PA 19103

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