Fall Birding Weekend

September 24 to 26 or September 29 to October 1 or October 1 to 3

Star Island boasts a list of more than 250 recorded bird species and is THE place to witness bird migration in New Hampshire, spring and fall. On previous trips, we have seen King Eider, Chuck-will’s-widow (second state record), White-winged Dove (third state record), Western Wood-Pewee (first New England record), White-eyed Vireo, Sedge Wren, Connecticut Warbler, Lazuli Bunting (first state record), Clay-colored Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Summer Tanager, Blue Grosbeak, Dickcissel, and Yellow-headed Blackbird. Weather permitting, we will listen for nocturnal migration. We arrive on island Friday afternoon, and depart Sunday afternoon.

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Program Leader

Eric Masterson

Boat Times

Birding 1

Depart Portsmouth: September 24, 11:55 am

Depart Star: September 26, 3:15 pm

Birding Midweek 

Depart Portsmouth: September 29, 3:00 pm

Depart Star: October 1, 4:30 pm

Birding 3 

Depart Portsmouth: October 1, 3:00 pm

Depart Star: October 3, 3:15 pm

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