Arts and Birding

July 12 to 17, 2015
Wait List

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and rhythms of life on an island on Maine's stunningly beautiful rocky coast! You'll find plenty of creative inspiration in the company of artists who share an enthusiasm for birds and nature and you'll be able to learn from some of the country's best photographers, artists, and writers. This program includes fun birding adventures, as well as more in-depth study in your choice specialty of photography, art, or writing.

We'll travel by boat to see Atlantic Puffins at Eastern Egg Rock and a visit Harbor Island, where dramatic landscapes and northern forest birds await. The week includes opportunities to learn new skills through your choice of workshops on photography, sketching, journal writing, and poetry, as well as blocks of time for you to immerse yourself in your art. This program is ideal for beginners as well as avid birders, artists and photographers.

No experience or talent needed! Just a desire to experience and enjoy birds in fresh, new ways.

This session is a best bet for bringing a non-birding spouse - they will certainly find substance in this exciting new program that offers something for everyone!

Painting Hog Island
Jon Reis Photography

Prices: The prices listed below are per person and include meals, housing, instruction and all boat trips. Participants must arrange transportation to and from the Audubon dock in Bremen at the start and end of the session (see directions page). 

$895 twin bed in the Queen Mary loft, 6 beds total (women only)
$995 twin bed in a shared double or triple room, shared bathroom
$1245 Osprey room - twin beds, private bath, ocean view (dbl occupancy)
$1245 Roseate room - twin beds, private bath, ocean view (dbl occupancy)
$1495 Helm Cabin - private cabin with bathroom, queen bed, porch, ocean view (dbl occupancy)

Wait list
If the program or your preferred housing option is sold out, please add your name to the wait list. There are usually a few cancellations, and the first people on the wait list are almost always able to enroll. You can also email or call (607) 257-7308, ext. 2, for updates on the wait list status.

Questions: For questions regarding the program, registration, lodging or meals, contact the Audubon Camp registrar at or (607) 257-7308, ext. 2. Additional information about accommodations can be found on the lodging and frequently asked questions pages.

Please note that for these programs, there are NO prerequisites, and less experienced/enthusiastic spouses/friends are more than welcome to enroll in all sessions!

Jean MackayArtist and Educator, Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, National Park Service

2015 Instructors
Jonathan AlderferArtist, Author, and Editor
Melissa GrooPhotographer
Nina Stoyan-Rozenzweig, (FOHI Volunteer) Writer and Naturalist, Director of Intergrated Arts in Medicine Program and Medical Humanities Program, University of Florida College of Medicine

Guest Lecturer
Stephen KressDirectorSeabird Restoration Program

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