Living on the Wind: Fall Migration and Monhegan Island
A special session devoted to fall migration. This program includes a trip to Monhegan Island, world-known migratory hotspot and beautiful island village.
Mid to late-September is the peak of autumn bird migration in coastal Maine, and this intensive week of birding will take participants from tidal marshes and beaches to hawkwatches, spruce forests and the outer islands and waters of Muscongus Bay. The highlight will be a trip to the fabled Monhegan Island, one of the best migrant traps in the Northeast. Monhegan is a place renowned for its birding, preserved rocky coastline, lobstering, and a famous destination for artists for over 100 years.
Throughout this special session focused on the fall migration, participants will take part in bird-banding, learn how to interpret and record nocturnal flight calls, and pick up tips from such experts as Scott Weidensaul, Peter Vickery and Jeff Wells.
The name of this session is taken from instructor Scott Weidensaul's Pulitzer Prize nominated book, Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds.
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 opportunities. Registration for the Sept. 22-27th session is managed through Road Scholar.
$1295 twin bed in a shared double or triple room, shared bathroom
$1395 Puffin room - 2 twin beds, private 1/2 bath
$1595 single room in Porthole Lodge, shared bathroom
$1545 Osprey room - 2 twin beds, private bath, ocean view (dbl occupancy)
$1795 Helm Cabin - private cabin w/bathroom, double bed, porch, ocean view (dbl occupancy)
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 email@example.com or call (607) 257-7308x14 for updates on the wait list status.
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