OCTOBER 26th Chapter Meeting Program - featuring DCNR Secretary, Cynthia Dunn

We are fortunate to announce that Cynthia Adams Dunn, Secretary of the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, will be our featured speaker at our October 26th Chapter Meeting beginning at 6:00 PM.  Cindy leads the state agency with responsibility for maintaining and protecting the Commonwealth's 120 State Parks and over 2.2 million acres of State Forest land.  In addition to her service with DCNR spanning two decades, Cindy was the PA Program Director for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay for 10 years and president and CEO of PennFuture from 2013-2015.  Best of all, Cindy is a member and past president of Appalachian Audubon and served as Director of Audubon Pennsylvania for better than 6 years.  Come and learn about DCNR's plans and vision for PA's parks and forests that form the very character of this region.  (See our program page for location details.)

Fall 2016 Bird Seed Order Form


LYCOMING AUDUBON is proud to partner with Lycoming College's Clean Water Institute to ANNOUNCE A VERY SPECIAL PROGRAM - SO SAVE THE DATE!

Scott Weidensaul is a renowned author and public speaker, beloved by birders internationally.  This is a rare opportunity to see him locally!  Please join us for this event.  

Sponsored by Lycoming Audubon Society
And the Clean Water Institute of Lycoming College
November 16, 2016 (Wed) 7:00 pm Heim Biology and Chemistry Building
(Room G-11, ground level) Mulberry Street Williamsport PA

Owls: Soul of the Night

 Everyone loves the beauty, mystery and charm of owls, but science is still unlocking many of the secrets of owl biology and ecology. Join Scott Weidensaul, author of the new Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean, for an exploration of the weird and little-known world of these nocturnal hunters, and the exciting new discoveries being made not only about weird tropical species like the stygian owl, but even the most common and widespread owls in American backyards.
Scott Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist "Living on the Wind," about bird migration, "Return to Wild America," and "The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery and Endurance in Early America." His newest book, "The Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean," was published in October 2015.  Weidensaul is a contributing editor for Audubon and writes for a variety of other publications, including Bird Watcher's Digest; he lives in Schuylkill County, and studies the migration of owls, hummingbirds and songbirds from Maine to Alaska.

Ed Reish Remembered

In May we lost one of Lycoming Audubon’s stalwart members, Ed Reish. He was remembered fondly at the most recent LAS meeting at the JV Brown library.
Ed served on the LAS board for 33 years in various positions, either the conservation chair or a director at large. Ed was talented as a “builder”, and he made many items the chapter used for years, such as the box for toting equipment to meetings and a huge peregrine falcon silhouette to advertise a project. He also crafted name tags for every member of the board while he was active, and was responsible for acquiring the Lycoming Audubon logo pins that many of us wear. In 2012 Ed was named the chapter’s only “Director Emeritus”.

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Field Trips for Summer 2016 Announced

Just click on the "Field Trips" link

Lycoming Audubon Society's Google Listserv
Lycoming Audubon Society has a new mechanism to quickly notify individuals of bird sightings or impromptu birding trips via e-mail. This involves joining "Lycoming Audubon Society's Google Listserv".  If you are interested in receiving these notices please send us an e-mail and we will add you to the distribution list.

Lycoming Audubon’s Board of Directors has a “wish list” of projects that we agree are very worthwhile.  Realistically, the Board can not accomplish these projects without a “champion” to lead the charge.   If one of these projects is near and dear to your heart, please consider “adopting" it with guidance, assistance and support from your LAS Board.  Contact Joan at (570) 651-0131 to discuss further.

1.  HAWK WATCH on Northern White Deer Ridge (formal data collection for Golden Eagle migration at this location would be especially valuable).

2.  Conservation Education liaison with Rider Park (Rider Park has expressed an interest in partnering with us).

3.  A cam site connected to our webpage (Peregrine or Eagle nest would be neat).

4.  Feeding station/birding program at a few local nursing homes.
5.  LAS Kestrel trail.                                         


Over 500 members!