Audubon Society plans program on birdwatching

MOULTONBOROUGH — On Thursday, June 5, the Lakes Region Chapter of the New Hampshire Audubon Society will hold its annual meeting at The Loon Center in Moultonborough. The keynote program, presented by Eric Masterson, is titled "Birdwatching in New Hampshire," based on his book of the same title.

The schedule is as follows:

5:15 Hors d'oeuvres and pot luck supper; bring food and your own plate and utensils.
6:45 Business Meeting
7:00 Keynote Program

Eric Masterson, author of Birdwatching in New Hampshire, will give a presentation on where, when, and how to find the more than 300 species of birds that occur here annually. From consideration of the different regions of the state to variables like weather, equipment, and seasons, Eric has optimized the art and practice of finding the elusive tweet you've been looking for.

Eric's talk will feature the best of the best of New Hampshire's birding, with photos and anecdotes taken from his book.

After thirty years living in Ireland, he now resides in southwest NH, where he is a Land Specialist for the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock, New Hampshire. He runs the stewardship program for the organization's approximately 10,000 acres of conservation easements, assists with new conservation projects, and coordinates their field trip program.

The Loon Center is located on Lee's Mill Road; follow the signs from Route 109 or from Route 25 near the Moultonborough Central School. For more information, call the Loon Center at 476-5666.

The public is invited; admission is free.