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About Lycoming Audubon Society

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The Lycoming Audubon Society (LAS) is a chapter of the National Audubon Society, with responsibility for members in Lycoming and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania. We are a qualified 501(c)3 organization that works to preserve and enhance the natural environment, provides conservation education at all levels, and cooperates with other organizations and agencies that share the goals of Audubon. Our mission is “To conserve and restore natural ecosystem focusing on birds, other wildlife and habitats for the benefit of humanity and earth’s biological diversity”.

Conservation education and advocacy are important functions of an Audubon chapter. Since its formation in 1968 LAS has participated in the preservation and enhancement of the natural environment in Lycoming and Clinton counties through many activities. The chapter draws from its many conservation-minded members to identify and research issues critical to our mission, and voices an advocacy opinion on those issues when appropriate.

In addition, LAS members are also active in a number of broader important monitoring programs, including two annual Christmas Bird Counts and the annual PA Migration Count sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society of Ornithology.  (See our Citizen Science page for more information.) Our community recognizes LAS conservation positions and expertise, and we are regularly involved through consultations, agreements and hands-on participation.

Like all Audubon chapters, our members enjoy birdwatching and an appreciation of 'nature' at all levels. We hold field trips regularly on an informal basis led by one or more of the chapter’s ardent “birders”. Everyone is welcome to participate regardless of their birding experience. Our meetings are open to the public and often feature a birding excursion or a conservation topics. Fall 2020 meetings will be held virtually over Zoom. (Review our Program and Field Trip pages for upcoming events.)

We welcome new members! (See our Membership page for information.)

The Lycoming Audubon Society recently received the 2019 Conservation Award from the Pennsylvania Society of Ornithologists at their annual meeting in Williamsport this past September. LAS received this award due to the conservation work that has been completed over the last several years by LAS. From legislative meetings with state, county and local government officials to construction projects for bird habitat improvement and educational outreach, LAS has continued to demonstrate that we are dedicated to preserving and improving the natural environment. We thank the board of the Pennsylvania Society of Ornithologists for this generous showing of appreciation for LAS’s work. If you have a conservation project that you would like our help in completing please contact us via our email: lycomingaudubon@gmail.com. Together we can make our environment better, by listening to the birds.

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 Society Board

Chapter Board Meetings are usually on the 4th Wednesday of the month. All members of Lycoming Audubon Society are welcome to attend Board meetings. Note that some people have multiple assignments  in pro tem status and one Board position is vacant. Members interested in filling one of these positions or just learning more about them can talk to any Board member, by email to us or at any meeting.

Officers

President Ted Loy
Vice President Bruce Buckle
Secretary Vacant
Treasurer Susan Braster

Committee Chairs

Conservation Vacant
Programs Wayne Laubscher
Newsletter Editor Corey Breneisen
Membership Dee Gephart
Education Bonalyn Mosteller
Field Trips Larry Waltz
Publicity Melissa Christ
Webmaster David Brown
Director at Large Jerry Miller
Director at Large Austin White
Director at Large Dorothy Holloway

Special Appointees

Christmas Bird Count Coord. David Brown
Bird Seed Sale Coordinator Ron Beach
Rep. on the Audubon Council Dave Ferry (Ted Loy, alternate)

Contact Information
Lycoming Audubon Society
P.O. Box 4053
Williamsport, Pa. 17701

Facebook Group
Twitter (@LycomingAud)

Email: lycomingaudubon@gmail.com
We welcome your questions, concerns and suggestions.

Thank you to Weis Markets of Montoursville for generously providing refreshments for all of our public meetings!

Donations

2021 Donations of $100 or more - many thanks to:
  • Phil Zechman
  • David and Linda Ward

2020 Donations of $100 or more - many thanks to:
  • Newberry Independant Club, Inc.
  • Phil Zechman

2019 Donations of $100 or more - many thanks to:
  • Jack Archambault
  • Phil Zechman
  • Ann M. Case in the memory of Faith Vogr

2018 Donations of $100 or more - much THANKS to:
  • Phil Zechman
  • Harvey Katz
  • Ron and Sondra Beach
  • Deb and Bob Brown
  • Linda and David Ward
  • Skip Stackhouse for all the wonderful bird houses donated to the Chapter

2017 Donations of $100 or more - much THANKS to:
  • Harvey Katz
  • Skip Stackhouse for all the wonderful bird houses donated to the Chapter
  • Phil Zechman

2016 Donations of $100 or more - much THANKS to:
  • Ruth Rode
  • First Community Foundation
  • Ed and Linda Alberts
  • Seven Mountains Audubon
  • Dianne and David Lenhart
  • Phil Zechman

2015 Donations of $100 or more - much THANKS to:
  • Phil Zechman
  • Memorial contributions for Fred Kibbe
  • Memorial contributions for Donald Gross
  • Richard Heylmun
  • Ruth Rode
  • David and Dianne Lenhart

2014 Donations of $100 or more - much THANKS to:
  • Phil Zechman
  • Margaret and Charles Wettling
  • Dwaine Gipe (2 Purple Martin Houses)