Mount Washington Auto Road, Gorham NH

Bicknell’s Thrush Tours 

Early morning tours to see this rare bird

Photo courtesy of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies
May 31, June 1, 4, 6, 9, 2020

Any reservation made for Guided Tours for the Mount Washington Auto Road or Great Glen Trails – even those designated as “non-refundable” – that are booked between today and May 1st, 2020, for any future arrival date, can be changed or cancelled at no charge, for a full refund or credit balance. Cancellations made within 24 hours before your scheduled arrival will be issued a credit.


Bicknell’s Thrush is an extremely rare species with very limited breeding grounds. It is the rarest and most secretive of the breeding thrushes in North America and it is the only bird whose breeding is restricted to the Northeastern part of the continent. They usually breed at higher elevations, normally nesting above 3,000 ft. The unique and harsh climate is just what the birds prefer due to the combination of low vegetation and abundant moisture. The Mt. Washington Auto Road offers you a rare opportunity to view these  obscure birds.


Our Bicknell’s Thrush Guided Tours leave early in the morning before the Mt. Washington Auto Road opens to the general public to insure there is as little additional noise or disturbance as possible. Our success rate at hearing and seeing this elusive thrush is quite good, but with the species in decline due to wintering habitat losses, there can be no guarantee of sightings.


Tours depart from the base of the Auto Road at 6:00am and last approximately 2 hours.

Cost: $50 per person, Advanced reservations required.



If you have any questions about the Bicknell's Thrush Tours , please call us at (603) 466-3988.