295 Washington, St.
Woburn, MA 01801

Friday, September 08, 2017
6:00 pm Social Hour & Refreshments
700-9:00 pm Meeting & Keynote

Please join us for our EMHW Annual Business Meeting on Friday, September 8th, at our new location at the Woburn Elks Lodge in Woburn.

Our Keynote Speaker this year is Kevin Karlson


Kevin Karlson is an accomplished birder, professional tour leader and wildlife photographer who has published many bird and nature related articles for magazines, books, and journals. He is a regular presence at Bird and Nature festivals in North America, where he gives keynote presentations and workshops on bird identification and appreciation, as well as photo instruction. His photos can be seen in numerous locations, including his website kevintkarlson.com. Kevin is a co-author of The Shorebird Guide (Houghton Mifflin Co. 2006), and the author/photographer of two photography books titled The Birds of Cape May and Visions: Earthís Elements in Bird and Nature Photography (Schiffer Publishing, 2010, 2012). His most recent book with wife and co-author Dale Rosselet, Birding by Impression: A Different Approach to Knowing and Identifying Birds was released in May 2015 in the Roger Tory Peterson Reference Series at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers, and his new book with Pete Dunne Birds of Prey will be released by HMH in April 2017.

Annual Meeting Details and Description

Date & Time: Friday, September 08, 2017

6:00 pm Social Hour
& Refreshments

7:00-9:00 pm Meeting & Keynote

Keynote Speaker:

Kevin Karlson

Kevin Karlson

Kevin Karlson

Birds of Prey: Hawks, Eagles, Falcons and Vultures of North America

By Pete Dunne and Kevin T. Karlson

This visually stunning program reflects the mood and content of a new book (Birds of Prey) by Pete Dunne and Kevin Karlson (April 2017, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers). Kevin begins by showing some special introductory raptor photos while explaining the concept of the book, and then shares amazing action and behavior photos of select raptor species. Interesting facts and personal stories of Kevin and Pete (second hand) further enhance the great images. Pete and Kevin share over 80 collective years of experience viewing, studying and counting birds of prey, which results in an insiderís look at these magnificent birds of prey. Several musical interludes highlight some of the most spectacular raptor images ever assembled by 19 top North American photographers. Kevin will be available to sign copies of their newly released book (April, 2016, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers, Boston MA)

Kevin recently produced five photographic laminated foldout guides for Quick Reference Publishing of Florida (Raptors of Eastern and Western North America (2012), Waterfowl of North America (2013), Warblers of North America and Shorebirds of North America (2014). A former photo editor for North American Birds, he also wrote the Birderís ID column and served as an Advisory Board member for Wild Bird Magazine from 1992 Ė 2012.

Other highlights include the Annual Election for the Board of Directors, information on fall hawk watch sites, refreshments, raffle prizes, and invited vendors. We hope to see you there!

Birds Of Prey  Birds Of Prey

Pete Dunne with
Kevin Karlson 

Hawks, Eagles, Falcons and
Vultures of North America

Fall 2017 Meeting Directions



FROM THE NORTH: Take I-95 South (MA- 128 South) towards Waltham to exit 36 for Washington St. Woburn. (First exit southbound after Rte 93.) Remain in the right lane at all times as you exit and merge right immediately onto Mishawum Rd. (not well marked) for two blocks. Then turn right at the light onto Washington St, crossing back over Rte 95. The Elks Lodge is 0.7 mi on the left at #295 and just after Sal's Pizza.

FROM THE SOUTH:  Travel I-93 North (Boston) and take exit 36 (Stoneham /Woburn). Turn left onto Montvale Ave, then right at the Speedway gas station to Washington St. The Elks Lodge is 1.1 miles on the right at #295 and next to Sal's Pizza.

FROM THE WEST: Take I-95 North (MA-128 North) toward Peabody.  Take exit 36 toward Woburn/ Winchester.  After traffic light, turn right onto Washington St (south).  The Elks Lodge is 0.8 mi on the left at #295 and just after Sal's Pizza.

There is plenty of free parking behind the Elks Lodge. Additional free parking is available behind Salís Pizza in the mall next door (north).

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