Field Ornithology

Doug Wentzel
June 14 to 19, 2015 

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.

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Maine Eagle

Prices: Listed below, these prices 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). 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

Questions: For questions regarding the program, registration, lodging or meals, contact the Audubon Camp registrar at hogisland@audubon.org or 607-257-7308, ext 14. 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!

Director
Scott WeidensaulAuthor and ornithologist

2014 Instructors (2015 Instructors to be announced soon)
Angelika Nelson, Curator at Borror Lab of Bioacoustics, Ohio State University
Stephen
 Kress
DirectorSeabird Restoration Program          
John KricherAuthor and Professor of Biology, Wheaton College                              
Sara MorrisProfessor of Biology and Env. ScienceCanisius College
Tom Johnson
Pete SalmansohnEducation CoordinatorSeabird Restoration Program
Susan SchubelOutreach EducatorSeabird Restoration Program
Peter Vickery,
Avian Ecologist, Center for Bio. Conservation, MA Audubon

Additional instructors to be announced.

puffin walking
instructor scott weindensaul

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