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BELKNAP COUNTY SPORTSMEN’S ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL CHICKEN BARBECUE
The BCSA will be holding its annual Barbecue Chicken Dinner on Thursday, September 20th .
DATE: September 20, 2018
PLACE: Belknap County Sportsmen’s association Club House
182 Lily Pond Road (RT. 11C) Gilford, N.H. TIME: Doors open at 5:00PM Dinner at 6:00PM
Menu: Barbecue chicken, corn on the cob, homemade potato salad, and dessert. Cold drinks and water will be provided BYOB.
Eric Masterson an expert ornithologist will speak about his journey with broad-winged hawks. Broad-winged hawks travel in huge flocks called kettles, flying along the Appalachians to the gulf coast and Mexico and some as far as the Amazon basin.
Eric Masterson has been fascinated with bird migration since he started birding at age 11. He boarded a flight in Manchester in October 2015 bound for Kekoldi, Costa Rica to witness the world famous hawk migration that passes south through the Central American isthmus, but quickly realized that the story was in the journey, not the destination. Thus he began to plan his own journey following several GPS-tagged birds on their flight south, leaving NH by bicycle in September 2016, and arriving at the Panama Canal Zone in March 2017. Eric and his “Kettle of One” crossed five time zones 40 degrees of latitude and travelled about 5000 miles. Eric is working on a book about bird migration as told through the hawks’ and his journey.
Eric Masterson grew up roaming the Irish countryside for birds. When Ireland got too small, he started roaming the continent, and then that got too small, so he moved with his wife to North America. It couldn’t last, and so on September 6th, 2016, he left his Hancock house, jumped on his bicycle and started pedaling south in the wake of four satellite-tagged broad-winged hawks on their migration to South America. The trip was part documentary for a book project and part pilgrimage to follow what Eric characterizes as the eighth natural wonder of the world.
The barbecue is open to all members of the community. Come get a great meal and hear a fascinating story.
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