At this time of the year we get a lot of questions about how to see Bicknell's Thrush. Here are some suggestions:
1. Mt. Washington Auto Road- either go up yourself or take one of their early morning van tours. They have a near 100% success rate on their van tours for Bicknell's Thrush. This is an easy way to see the bird for all abilities.
2. Go up the Mount Mansfield Toll Road. Hours for the road are not as conducive to the thrushes peak vocalizations.
3. Go up the Okemo Mountain Road. Park at the upper gate. Walk up the road about 1/4 mile to summit and listen all around for Bicknell's Thrush. A good view from fire tower there too. Free, all hours, open access.
4. Take the aerial tramway at Cannon Mountain, NH. The Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway will open daily for the summer season on Friday, May 27, 2011. The Tram operates daily, weather permitting from 9am-5pm.
5. Hike up into montane fir forest anywhere in Northeast and you are in Bicknell's Thrush habitat. Check eBird for locations of breeding Bicknell's Thrush.
Remember, this bird is highly crepuscular so you have to generally be there at dawn or dusk to hear it at its finest. But in mid June, they are active much of the morning until the eggs are all laid by the third week of June.
If you have other easy locations, please let us know and we will add them to the list above.