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Bicknell’s Thrush Tours – Early morning tours to see this rare bird
June 6, 2019 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 am
Bicknell’s Thrush is an extremely rare species with very limited breeding grounds. It is the rarest and most secretive of the breeding thrushes in North America and it is the only bird whose breeding is restricted to the Northeastern part of the continent. They usually breed at higher elevations, normally nesting above 3,000 ft. The unique and harsh climate is just what the birds prefer due to the combination of low vegetation and abundant moisture. The Mt. Washington Auto Road offers you a rare opportunity to view these obscure birds.
Our Bicknell’s Thrush Guided Tours leave early in the morning before the Mt. Washington Auto Road opens to the general public to insure there is as little additional noise or disturbance as possible. Our success rate at hearing and seeing this elusive thrush is quite good, but with the species in decline due to wintering habitat losses, there can be no guarantee of sightings.
Tours depart from the base of the Auto Road at 6:00am and last approximately 2 hours. Cost: $50 per person, Advanced reservations required.
Contact the Mt. Washington Auto Road 603-466-3988 or visit www.mt-washington.com/events for more information