Spring Birding Weekend

May 11-13, 2018 & May 18-20, 2018

Star Island boasts a list of almost 250 recorded bird species and is THE place to witness bird migration in New Hampshire. On previous trips, we have seen King Eider, Chuck-will’s-widow, White-winged Dove, White-eyed Vireo, Sedge Wren, Connecticut Warbler, Clay-colored Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Summer Tanager, Blue Grosbeak, Dickcissel, Yellow-headed Blackbird, and in 2015, the first state record of Lazuli Bunting. If the land birding is quiet, we will study some of the interesting seabirds that can be found in the area, and weather permitting, we will listen for nocturnal migration. We arrive on island Friday afternoon, and depart Sunday afternoon.


Programming suitable for children of 10 or older.

Program Fee

$100 per person

Room & Board Rates

Rates include lodging, meals, tips and ferry transportation.

Birding Weekend All rooms
All ages $200


Ferry Schedule

Friday, May 11
6:00 PM Depart Portsmouth on M/V Hurricane
Sunday, May 13
3:15 PM Depart Star on M/V Thomas Laighton


Friday, May 18
6:00 PM Depart Portsmouth on M/V Hurricane
Sunday, May 20
3:15 PM Depart Star on M/V Thomas Laighton


*Upon your arrival on May 18, dinner will have already have been served on island. We recommend you eat previous to boarding the ferry (or on the ferry).


Contact the organizer, Eric Masterson at erictheirish@gmail.com