Mount Washington Auto Road, Gorham NH

Bicknell’s Thrush Tours 

Photo courtesy of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies
June 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th & 15th, 2016

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.


The June dates for the 2017 Bicknell's Thrush Tours will be announced in late winter. At that time it will be possible to book availabilities online or over the phone.


If you have any questions about the Bicknell's Thrush Tours , please call us at (603) 466-3988.