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Bicknell's Thrush. Photo by John Schwarz.Adirondacks!
Bicknell's Thrush &
Boreal Specialties Tour

June 19 - 22, 2018

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  • 3 nights in the beautiful Adirondack Park of New York State.
  • Chances for the rare Bicknell's Thrush and several boreal specialties.

The Adirondack Park, established in 1885, comprises some 6.1 million acres, much of which is undeveloped, and includes more than 10,000 lakes, and many thousands of miles of rivers and streams. Its many and varied habitats, from bogs to boreal forest, support healthy populations of unique plants and animals, including rare orchids, moose, and one of New England’s rare breeding birds, Bicknell’s Thrush – a main target for this tour!

Black-backed Woodpecker. Photo by Gina Nichol.


Common Loon by Mike Moccio.

Photos: Bicknell's Thrush (John Schwarz, Black-backed Woodpecker (Gina Nichol),
Common Loon (Mike Moccio). Below: Gray Jay (Steve Bird), Red Crossbill (Frank Gallo), Spruce Grouse (John Schwarz, Olive-sided Flycatcher (Gina Nichol)

Gray Jay by Steve Bird.The Adirondack’s lush landscapes are home to a myriad of breeding birds, including both Red and White-winged Crossbills, Purple Finches, and Hermit and Swainson’s Thrushes. The park supports 21 species of nesting warblers including Mourning, Palm, Nashville, Tennessee, Cape May, Canada, Northern Waterthrush, Blackpoll, and the spectacular Blackburnian.

In its bogs and mires are such treats as breeding Yellow-bellied and Olive-sided Flycatchers, nesting Lincoln’s Sparrows and Mourning Warblers, and the possibility of finding the increasingly rare Rusty Blackbird. Bald Eagles, Merlin, and Sandhill Cranes also nest within the park.

We’ll search verdant boreal forests for area specialties such as Northern Goshawks, Black-backed Woodpeckers, Gray Jays, and shy Boreal Chickadees and Spruce Grouse.


Join us for a chance to hear the reedy song of the Bicknell’s Thrush echoing off mountain peaks. Experience the boreal haunts of Black-backed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee and Gray Jay, and grab a chance to glimpse a moose, a playful mink, or see an otter fishing.


Imagine awaking to the mournful cries of a Common Loon floating across a misty lake.  It's all here in the Adirondacks — a wild place with all the comforts of home.  We hope you will join us! 

Spruce Grouse by John Schwarz.

Olive-sided Flycatcher by Gina Nichol.Majestic Adirondacks!
Bicknell's Thrush & Boreal Specialties
June 19 - 22, 2018

Contact to reserve your space!

TOUR COST: $985 per person, double occupancy from Milford, CT (van transport to Saranac Lake, NY included). Single Supplement: $225.


INCLUDED: 3 nights accommodation in Saranac Lake, 3 breakfasts and the welcome dinner. Van transport from Milford, CT area. 

NOT INCLUDED: Meals (other than described above), alcohol, drinks, tips, items of a personal nature.

TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE:  Contact or to reserve your space. Then follow up within two weeks with a completed REGISTRATION FORM> and full payment to Sunrise Birding LLC to secure your space.  Full payment is due at registration.   Check or bank transfer are preferred but credit card payments are possible (surcharges of up to 5% are added depending on amount to cover credit card company fees).  Please inquire with about credit card payments via PayPal.


Cancellations and Refunds: All cancellations must be made in writing. In the event that you must cancel your booking at any stage, all payments you have made to Sunrise Birding, LLC will be retained by us, except at our discretion. You may have the opportunity to transfer your booking to another tour or another person, provided you are unavoidably prevented from coming on the tour. In this case, you will bear any extra costs that such changes may incur. There are no refunds once the trip is confirmed to go ahead and no refunds will be made for unused meals, accommodations, or other trip features. Sunrise Birding, LLC cannot accept liability for airline cancellations or delays or penalties incurred by the purchase of non-refundable airline tickets or other expenses incurred by tour participants in preparing for this tour.

Insurance: Sunrise Birding, LLC recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans can include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more.

For more information on the available plans or to enroll, click on the link below or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9792 and reference location number 07-0025.

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All products listed are underwritten by, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company. 11.17 E7N

Questions? Contact Gina Nichol at 
Phone: 203.453.6724