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Minutes of the DVOC
February 19, 2015


Palmyra Cover Nature Park

President Phil Witmer called the meeting to order at 7:31PM.
Total present: 34 including 5 guests.

Guests included:
Robert Koch, Roger Bynum, Ilene Schneider, Sally O’Byrne, and Jeff and Liz Gordon.
The minutes of the 5 February 2015 meeting were approved as submitted.

Committee Reports
Membership:
Chair Bonnie Witmer announced that Carolyn Friedman is now a new member.
Cassinia:
Editor Dave Long announced that the final proof of Cassinia is in his possession and that within a month or so, the latest issue should be set for publication.
Website:
No report.
Youth Birding:
No report.
Orn Studies:
No report.
New Bins for New Birders (NB4NB):
No report.
Bob Billings Big Year:
No report.
Conservation:
No report.
Field Trips:
Tony Croasdale announced that the Sandra Keller-led field trip to the North Shore of New Jersey included sightings of the Bohemian Waxwing at Sandy Hook. The next field trip is with Sandra in Salem County on March 7th and included stops at Supawna Meadows and Pedricktown. Also on March 14th there is a BirdPhilly walk to Heinz NWR, and Eastwick led by Tony, Debbie Beer, and George Armistead.
Programs:
Steve Kacir noted a couple of upcoming programs that include:
March 5th – Dan Small at ANS Native Grassland Studies
March 19th - Holly Merker: What eBird can do for you, and what you can do for eBird
Trip Reports:
No report
125th Anniversary
Anita Guris reported that the DVOC Grand Gala will be held on October 10th at the Academy of Natural Sciences. To help offset expenses there will be a silent auction at ABA office in Delaware. Items available for bidding, include: sculptures, paintings, services, morning birding outings, and there will be music too by DVOC members.

Announcements
Mike Ziegler spoke about the Friends of Taylor’s Island National Wildlife Refuge.
Phil Witmer mentioned that Bob Wallis has books here for sale and profits from their goes to DVOC.

Local Notes:

Lena Hunt mentioned that Great Horned Owls at Tinicum last Friday appears to be a nesting pair.
Vincent Nicknadowicz spoke about a trip to Sandy Hook where he saw the Bohemian Waxwing and also saw thousands of seaducks, scoters, etc. in extremely cold conditions.
Matt Halley saw a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk the previous Saturday at Mt. Moriah which did a tail-shimmy like a motmot.
Marty Dellwo spoke on getting his #600th bird for his ABA List, which was the continuing Gyrfalcon at Wallkill, NY. About 50 people were on hand to enjoy the bird, and there were 3 RLHAs there including a dark morph.

Main Program
Rick Wright
The Originals: Reading First Descriptions.

Adjournment
The meeting was adjourned at 849pm.
Respectfully submitted,
George L. Armistead, Secretary