Stephen Dowlan to present ‘Birding in the Allegheny National Forest’

See the birds of Allegheny National Forest at Audubon.

For an intimate view of many nearby bird species, the public is invited to the Audubon Center & Sanctuary’s next First Friday Lunch Bunch.

On Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. Stephen Dowlan will present “Birding Adventures in Allegheny National Forest.”

After his excellent program last spring on the birds of Oregon’s dry side, Dowlan has been invited to return to Audubon to share photos he has captured of local birds.

Many bird species found within Allegheny National Forest are much easier to hear than they are to see. This photo essay will provide views of many common species from various habitats engaged in singing, nesting and feeding young without the requirement of hours of searching, bug repellent, or a stiff neck.

Dowlan is a Natural Resource Specialist with the U. S. Forest Service in northwest Pennsylvania. He works as a Planning Team Leader for Allegheny National Forest, with primary responsibilities in NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) analysis. A native of this area, he received a B.S. in Natural Resources from Oregon State University, with a specialty in Arid Lands Ecology. His photographs have appeared in several field guides, as well as brochures and conservation and environmental education websites.

Following the program, coffee and tea will be provided for a BYO brown bag lunch. The fee for attending is $8 or $6 for Friends of the Nature Center. Reservations are not required.

The Audubon Center and Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren.

For more information, call 569-2345 or visit www.jamestownaudubon.org.