Bicknell’s or Bust!

Posted on Wednesday 25 June 2014


The weather could not have been better for this year’s Mad Birders Bicknell’s quest on Lincoln Peak – aka Sugarbush South. Twenty three birders arrived June 21st to head up the mountain in hopes of finding this bird. We were not disappointed! After an easy ride up the Super Bravo quad we hiked the rest of the way to the top –  an elevation of 3,975 ft.  The sun was shining, the temperature remained in the 60’s, there were no bugs, and we saw and heard many other birds on our way up including Blackpoll Warblers and Swainson’s Thrush. Our lunch at the platform once again provided a Bicknell’s singing and awesome views of the mountains and valleys below. Bicknell’s Thrush generally breed above 2,950 ft and are considered one the most rare and vulnerable songbirds in North America.

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