August 18-21, 2019
This three-day session focuses on increasing the number and variety of birds that visit backyards, schoolyards, farms, and urban and rural properties of all sizes. Presentations include guidance for forest, farm, and meadow managers who strive to attract more birds to their properties. While this program focuses on northeastern U.S. habitats, the recommendations are easily transferable to properties elsewhere.
Participants will learn how best to design landscapes that mimic natural habitats, and why native plants are important for attracting birds. The session also offers plans for creating water features, nest boxes, and other nesting structures, as well as tips on making your home and gardens safer for birds. The program includes field trips to local Maine coastal gardens and habitats managed specifically for 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 to see if scholarships are available.
$595 Standard Room: twin bed in a shared double or triple room, shared bathroom
$695 Puffin Room in the Crow's Nest, 2 twin beds, private 1/2 bath
$895 Osprey Room, 2 twin beds, private full bath, ocean view (dbl occupancy)
$895 Roseate Room, 2 twin beds, private full bath, ocean view (dbl occupancy)
$895 Eider room - 2 twin beds, private bath, ocean view (dbl occupancy)
$895 Guillemot room - 2 twin beds, private bath (dbl occupancy)
$895 Blackburnian room - 2 twin beds, private bath (dbl occupancy)
$895 single room in Porthole Lodge, shared bathroom
$1095 The Helm cabin, private cabin with full bathroom, queen bed, deck, ocean view (dbl occupancy; option for three available)