Field Trips


RIDER PARK Bluebird Trail (most Tuesdays) Meet in the main parking lot to bird the Lycoming Audubon Bluebird Trail while monitoring nest boxes. Learn about Bluebirds, their calls, nests, habitat, and how they raise their young. Please email Bruce Buckle beforehand to confirm as our monitoring schedule can change. Leader: BRUCE BUCKLE (

SUGAR VALLEY for Purple Martins (Saturday, June 8 at 8:00 a.m.): Meet at the Williamsport River Walk parking lot by the dam to carpool to an Amish farm, joining this family which has had unusual success in having Martins return each year to their four ‘condominiums.’ (12 individual nest spaces in each!). Leader: MIKE KURIGA (

CANFIELD ISLAND (Friday, June 21 at 9:30 a.m.): Join us for this James V. Brown Library bird walk with Lycoming Audubon. Learn how to identify birds by sight and sound. Loaner binoculars are available. Register for this walk by visiting: Bird Walk: Guided by members of the Audubon Society - Lib- Cal - James V Brown Library.

Directions: Take exit 23B from I-180 E, then take a right onto Old Montoursville Rd and Greevy Rd. Look for the parking area and pavilion, where we will meet, on your left. Leader: TED LOY

JUNETEENTH Shaw Place Park (Saturday, June 22nd-Sat-12-4 pm): As we did last year, Lycoming Audubon will have an informational table at the annual Juneteenth Celebration. Volunteers are welcome to help us connect with the public and answer questions about birds and LAS. This event is a chance for LAS to engage with folks in-town than our other tabling events in rural parks. Birds are everywhere! Come out and join us at this very enjoyable event celebrating African American heritage and culture. Or simply stop by and say HI.

BREEDING BIRD ATLAS TRAINING (TBD the week of June 24): Develop your backyard birding skills and learn how to track breeding bird behaviors using eBird, while contributing to the Pennsylvania Breeding Bird Atlas Project. If interested in this in-the-field training session email us before June 10th at with "Bird Atlas" in the subject line. Leaders: DAN BRAUNING and BRUCE BUCKLE