Star Island Birding Weekend September 20-22

Enjoy the best of NH birding on Star Island this fall

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
Star Island September 2011

Star Island September 2011

Star Island is THE place to be to get the best of New Hampshire’s fall migration. This beautiful island is located 7 miles off the coast of New Hampshire and boasts a list of almost 200 bird species recorded to date, including many rarities. In the last few years alone, I  have managed to see King Eider, White-eyed Vireo, Sedge Wren, Worm-eating Warbler, Connecticut Warbler, Clay-colored Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Summer Tanager, Blue Grosbeak, Dickcissel, and Yellow-headed Blackbird – and that’s just me!

I have partnered with Star Island Corporation to offer a two-night stay on the island this fall from Friday September 20 to Sunday September 22. The $300 rate includes accommodation, all meals, and transport to and from the island. It is a terrific deal, and is the first Birding Conference that the island has hosted in recent history. Oh, and its peak timing for migrants. If the birding is quiet, it is a great place to watch for seabirds, with all four shearwaters, jaegers, and phalaropes possible. At night I will be setting up recording equipment to track nocturnal migration.

Contact me for further information.

3 Responses to “Star Island Birding Weekend September 20-22”

  1. Marcia Legru July 25, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

    Eric: I might be interested with a friend. My question is: how’s the walking and how much climbing is involved in trips away from the hotel. I have a knee problem and am not as agile as I used to be! Also, how’s the poison ivy? I know there’s a lot out there.


  2. Claudette May 9, 2014 at 12:37 am #

    I plus other adult are interested in either birding weekends for 2014 on Star Island. Any openings?

    Dover, NH

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