Birdwatching in New Hampshire, a new book by Eric A. Masterson is here. Masterson is pleased to take his birdwatching presentation to Tin Mountain Conservation Center, 1245 Bald Hill Road in Albany, NH on Thursday, June 27 at 7 PM to share the beauty of the state’s birds and the fun in bird watching. Before the presentation you can join Materson for a birdwalk on the Tin Mountain Rockwell Sanctuary from 4:30 to 6 PM and bring your own dinner to enjoy before the 7pm presentation begins. Appealing to both expert and backyard birdwatcher alike, Birdwatching in New Hampshire offers a thorough introduction to the art and practice of birdwatching, including equipment, ethics, migration, conservation, and, most importantly, finding that “good bird.” Learn the latest information about the seasonal status and distribution of birds in New Hampshire.
Eric A. Masterson was vice president of development and nature tours at New Hampshire Audubon. He currently serves on the New Hampshire Rare Bird Committee and is a seasonal editor for the quarterly journal New Hampshire Bird Records.
His new book “outlines more than 120 birding sites across the state, from the Connecticut River Valley to Jeffreys Ledge and Cashes Ledge far off the coast. Drawing upon his extensive knowledge of the habits and habitats of New Hampshire birds, the author has divided the state into six regions, each with a rich diversity of birdwatching destinations. The guide also features informative accounts of the more than 300 bird species regularly seen in the Granite State, including their preferred habitats and graphs illustrating when each is most likely to be encountered. In addition, Masterson also provides a useful guide to rare and accidental bird sightings.”
Don and Lillian Stokes authors of The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America state “Eric Masterson has written an excellent bird-finding guide. It is clearly written, beautifully illustrated, and nicely designed. Not only does he give clear descriptions of where to find birds in New Hampshire, but he also details when and under what weather conditions they are most likely seen. Up-to-date references to internet sites are also a welcome feature. This guide is a must-have for anybody birding New England.”
“Birdwatching in New Hampshire is a must for every serious birder in New England. Original, well-organized and warmly written, this volume by master birder Eric Masterson will give you all the details you need to catch the most exciting avian spectacles in the granite state, from kettling hawks to puffins on the high seas. It will transform your birding ventures a field.” —Sy Montgomery, author of Birdology.
If you are interested in purchasing an autographed book, White Birch Books of North Conway will be at the program with books on hand.
Tin Mountain Nature Programs are open to the public and are sponsored in part by L.L. Bean and the Evenor Armington Foundation. A donation of $3 per person, $5 per family is requested. For more information on Tin Mountain log onto www.tinmountain.org. Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization with a mission to promote an appreciation of the environment among children, families, and the community through hands-on programs in the schools, at camps, and in the community; demonstrate responsible stewardship of natural resources through land protection, sustainable forestry, agriculture, and energy.