Dear Fellow Birders-

The National Audubon Society has opened registration for their
legendary 6-day birding programs for adults, teens and families at the
historic Audubon Camp in Maine on Hog Island.   Pete Dunne, Scott
Weidensaul, Steve Kress, Lang Elliott, Don Kroodsma, Bill Thompson III
and many more expert ornithologists, naturalists, educators and
authors will be in residence during the 2012 sessions.  Website:

Hog Island Audubon Camp is run by the Seabird Restoration Program
(Project Puffin) of the National Audubon Society. All summer programs
include field trips to nearby Eastern Egg Rock, where Dr. Steve Kress
and his team of biologists have successfully restored an island colony
of Atlantic Puffins, and Roseate, Arctic and Common Terns. Immerse
yourself in the joy of birding with expert-led workshops, lively
evening presentations, saltwater birding tours and trips to diverse
habitats on the Maine coast.  Roger Tory Peterson was the camp’s first
birding instructor in 1936 and many of America’s finest naturalists,
including Rachel Carson, have spent time on the 330-acre wildlife
sanctuary, located in mid-coast Maine, on Muscongus Bay. Participants
live in restored wooden buildings dating back to the early 1900’s and
are treated to three fabulous meals each day, prepared by chef
extraordinaire Janii Laberge.

2012 Programs:
Maine Seabird Biology & Conservation - June 3-8 & Sept 9-14
Joy of Birding - June 10-15 & June 24-29
Field Ornithology - June 17—22
Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens - June 17—22 & June 24—29
Sharing Nature: An Educator's Week- July 19—24
Family Camp - August 19—24
Audubon Chapter Leadership Program - August 26—31
Living on the Wind: Fall Migration and Monhegan Island - September 16—21

$50 earlybird discount for registrations received by December 15th.
For more information or to enroll, visit
or call (607) 257-7308 x 14.  You may also contact me at
[log in to unmask]  Many programs sell out quickly so it is worth
registering early. Nearly 100 scholarships are offered each year by
local Audubon Chapters and birding clubs - see the website for more

I hope to see you on the island next summer!

Posting submitted by:

Erica Marx (Van Etten)
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Program Coordinator
Audubon Camp in Maine on Hog Island
National Audubon Society
159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 257-7308 x14