Monthly program meetings for Fall 2017 are held at the James V. Brown Library in downtown Williamsport, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Join us at 6:00 pm if you can, to hear about LAS news and activities and to share bird and wildlife observations with like-minded folks. If 6:00 pm is too early for you, by all means feel free to join us at 6:30 pm for the evening's program. Meetings are held in the Lowry Room on the 3rd floor of the Library's Welch Wing. The Lowry Room is easy to find from the main parking lot just off Market Street. An elevator is available from the first floor lobby.
April 25 2018“Golden-Winged Warbler Post-Fledging Ecology”Cameron Fiss, Golden-winged warbler biologist, IUP Research InstituteThe North American population of golden-winged warblers has been in serious decline for at least the past 60 years. The species is currently listed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a “Species of Concern” prompting many state and federal agencies and many non-governmental organizations to work to help the species recover. Adequate habitat for breeding in the Eastern United States and southern Canada seems to be a limiting factor, and our speaker will address ongoing research about the habitat needs of this beautiful songbird. Golden-winged warblers prefer to nest in early successional forest, and then move their fledged young into more mature forest as they age. Cam has investigated how juvenile golden-winged warblers use managed forest habitat here in Pennsylvania.
May 23, 2018
"Neotropical Birds of Honduras and their Habitats"
Ian Gardner, Wildlife Technician at Fort Indiantown Gap and co-founded Partners in Neotropical Bird Conservation (PiNBC)
This past year, Ian was a member of the CACAO expedition team that visited two understudied and threatened regions in Honduras: Reserva Biologica Rus Rus in La Moskitia and Parque Nacional Botaderos in Olancho. The team learned about the regional natural history and environmental threats to the areas, and documented both resident and neotropical migrant birds, including significant range expansions for several species.