Eleven birders visited Jeffreys Ledge yesterday with Eastmans of Hampton Harbor. We are incredibly lucky to have this facility in New Hampshire, because the nearest alternative option to go offshore in winter is out of Montauk, Rhode Island. This year is the first in a long time that Eastmans has pushed past mid-December, which is when they usually quit (mid-Dec. still makes them the latest operators in NH by several months). My gut tells me they wont try to... Continue Reading →
Star Island overnights – spring trip almost full
May 16-18 & September 19-21, 2014
Fewer than 30 species of birds breed on Star Island, but almost 250 species have been recorded. Most are migrants that use the island as a staging post each spring and fall. Two weekend conferences will focus on the identification and natural history of the many species that we encounter.
Each conference costs $300pp, which is inclusive of meals, lodging, and boat transportation. The last conference was a sell-out, so contact me asap if you want to sign up for either.Read Post
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I visited Jeffreys Ledge today with Eastmans and was pleasantly surprised by the action. Normally mid-July to mid-September is peak on the ledge, but this summer the birds didn’t materialize, perhaps related to food distribution in the Gulf of Maine (itself related to ocean warming?). The numbers today were actually quite impressive given the time of year, in contrast to earlier in the season. Alcids were absent (razorbills excepted), but a good show of Great Shearwater, Northern Fulmar , and Pomarine Jaeger, and one apiece of Iceland and Glaucous. Contrast this with my high count of Great Shearwater from this... Continue Reading →
May 16-18 September 19-21
Reserve your place at:
May – https://starisland.thankyou4caring.org/pages/birding-weekend-i
Sept – https://starisland.thankyou4caring.org/pages/birding-weekend-ii
Cost of $300pp includes:
- All Meals for the duration of the trip – Breakfast served at 8:30, lunch at 12:30, and dinner at 6:30.
- Transport to and from the island (either via the Thomas Laighton from Portsmouth or the Uncle Oscar from Rye Harbor).
- Accommodation from Friday through Sunday- guests will be staying in either the hotel or single story dwellings with a private half bathroom attached to each room with two twin beds per room