June 15-20, 2014
Immerse yourself in a week of all things avian, from bird biology to nesting behavior, songs, migration and conservation. Learn in small-group settings from pros including author John Kricher, field biologist Tom Johnson, Project Puffin founder Stephen Kress, biologist Sara Morris, and author and ornithologist Scott Weidensaul.
Field Ornithology includes field trips to both mainland and coastal habitats including offshore puffin islands (birding by boat), windswept blueberry barrens, lush grasslands, and sphagnum bog forests. Add some of the most respected bird experts in the country, and you have Field Ornithology on Hog Island. You'll learn in the field - experiencing the dawn chorus with experts in birdsong at your side; landing on seabird nesting islands to observe nesting behavior at arm's-length; discussing coloniality in the midst of a racous heronry.
Read more about the difference between Joy of Birding and Field Ornithology.
"It was one of the best weeks of my life. I really enjoyed the program, the staff and instructors, my new "birding buddies" and of course the food." - Sujan, graduate student, Minnesota Click here to view the photo gallery
Read a review from 2011 camper , Susan Kelly of Marin County Audubon.
Prices below are listed 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). Check with your local Audubon chapter or bird club for scholarship availability.
$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
$1295 single room in Porthole Lodge, shared bathroom
$1245 Osprey room - 2 twin beds, private bath, ocean view (dbl occupancy)
$1495 Helm Cabin - private cabin with bathroom, double bed, porch, ocean view (dbl occupancy)
"The whole atmosphere of the camp was perfect. Serious about learning more about birding and birds, but fun and informative. I'd do it again in a heartbeat." - Lottie, kindergarten teacher, Missouri
Benjamin Clock, Asst. Curator, Library of Natural Sounds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Kenn Kaufman, Author, Kaufman Field Guides
Kim Kaufman, Director, Black Swamp Bird Observatory
Stephen Kress, Director, Seabird Restoration Program
John Kricher, Author and Professor of Biology, Wheaton College
Sara Morris, Professor of Biology and Env. Science, Canisius College
Pete Salmansohn, Education Coordinator, Seabird Restoration Program
Susan Schubel, Outreach Educator, Seabird Restoration Program
Additional instructors to be announced.
- Camp Information
- Hog Island Programs
- Sample Daily Schedule
- Sample Field Trips