Programs

These events are free and open to the general public!
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.



September 27, 2017, 6:00 pm
Birding and Nature in Southern California with Mike Fialkovich
Mike will take us on a tour of the Golden State, from 234 ft. below sea level at the Salton Sea to up over 8000 ft. in the San Bernardino Mountains, and from the Channel Islands to the deserts. He will show the wide variety of what California has to offer, even in the midst of a historic drought. Mike has been interested in birding “forever”. He is the current president of the PA Society for Ornithology, an eBird reviewer; editor and compiler for Pennsylvania Birds journal, plus much more.


Monday, October 16, 2017, 6:00 pm

Special JVBrown program in conjunction with Lycoming Audubon - Sara Scott 

Sarah is a Voice Faculty member at Lycoming College, will showcase some musical works influenced by birdsong. We will explore how the "music of the birds" has influenced composers like Janequin, Beach, and the composer/ornithologist Messiaen. We will listen to musical excerpts by these composers and identify what music of the birds we can hear!

For the second half of the program,  Gary Metzger, LAS vice-president and other Lycoming Audubon birderswill present a visual and audible tour of the vocalizations of some of Pennsylvanias most interesting sounding birds. Can you really leave those binoculars at home and simply bird by ear? How do a given speciess vocalizations vary depending on the season, time of day, specific activity of a given bird or flock of birds, and other factors? Join us and see whether you agree that the incredible variety and purpose in the sounds birds make actually rivals the fascinating forms and activities that were accustomed to using our visual sense to enjoy. 



October 25, 2017, 6:00pm
Costa Rica Wildlife Photography with Lauri Shaffer
Sunbittern in full display, Resplendant Quetzals, and colorful Poison Dart Frogs make for a lively presentation on the birds and beasts of Costa Rica. Lauri will share stories and photos from her last two trips to this beautiful country in Central America. Pura Vida! Lauri has been an avid birder since college days, and a photographer for about ten years. She formerly taught English as a Second Language to International students. Her photos can be found at BirdingPictures.smugmug.com.

November 15, 2017 6:00pm
What Plant for Which Bird with Steven Saffier of Audubon Pennsylvania.
Join Steven for a discussion on landscaping for birds and the specific plants that serve particular birds. Your yard can provide many resources to birds not only to attract them, but sustain them through the important breeding season and migration. It starts with native plants! Steven helped develop the national Audubon At Home initiative which aimed to introduce the natural world one could find in their backyard, schoolyard or other property and how to enhance it for birds. He currently serves at the Program Manager for Audubon’s “Bird-Friendly Communities” initiative and some programs that are exclusive to Pennsylvania!