May 22-24 (full) May 29-31(space) September 25-27 (space)
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, fully refundable with cancellation notice of at least 4 weeks.
- All Meals for the duration of the trip – Breakfast served at 8:30, lunch at 12:30, and dinner at 6:30. If you have special dietary requirements, these can be addressed. Contact me for information.
- 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 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 250 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 spring from May 22 to 24 and this fall from September 25 to 27. The $300 rate includes accommodation, all meals, and transport to and from the island. It is a terrific deal, and is the third Birding Conference since I started offering these in 2013. Both weekends are at peak time for migrants, but 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.