Winter field trips & Programs are posted - check the tabs for details
PLEASE NOTE the following correction to the time for the WIN (Wildlife in Need) training on April 1st. This training is for volunteer transporters of sick and injured wildlife to rehabilitation centers and is being conducted at the Lycoming County SPCA at 2805 Reach Road in Williamsport. The correct time is 5:30 - 7:30. Please pre-register by calling 814-425-7731 (cost for the training is $25). We desperately need volunteer transporters in Lycoming County … please help wildlife in need.
Thanking First Community Foundation Partnership for this year's grants:
Lycoming Audubon wants to acknowledge the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania for 2 grants that we received this year. LAS received $674 from the Tree House Fund and $1,150 from the Bernard and Eva Bredbenner Fund, both administered by the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. These grants allowed us to purchase 9 additional pairs of loaner binoculars and 6 additional replica birds. Now, we have ample "props" for the various events we participate in. In the past year we have been extremely busy having participated in 18 events reaching over 1600 people including nearly 850 children. Events included the Susquehanna River Keeper Hiawatha tours, the Lion's Club, the Garden Fest, Manor Care South, Waterdale open house and Environmental Education Outdoor programs, Loyalsock after-school, Little Pine Fall Festival, Rider Park Open House, Trout Run Seniors, Science on the Sock and more. Stalwart volunteers manned the booths and taught the kids spreading the important message of conservation. Without grants from the First Community and other partners, LAS would not be able to do this important outreach.
LycoBirds.com has recently released their Fall 2018 LycoBirds Seasonal Report
Follow this link: https://www.lycobirds.com/reports/
For more information about the birds of Lycoming County visit http://www.lycobirds.com/
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 North White Deer Ridge (formal data collection for Golden Eagle migration at this location would be especially valuable).
2. Conservation Education liaison with Rider Park, the Waterdale Environmental Center and others. Do you want to help teach youngsters about the magical world of birds? Sign up to help our group of aspiring educators.
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 Box trail.