Hands-on Bird Science

Learn science and be a "hands-on" bird enthusiast

June 19 to 24, 2016

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Dig deeply into fascinating aspects of avian science, working side-by-side with experts from across the country. Whether you're interested in learning how to band birds, track migrants using the latest technology, prepare museum-quality specimens, record bird song and other natural sounds, or census breeding birds, this session will give you hands-on experience with many facets of bird science. Spend the whole week focusing on one area of particular interest, or explore a new field of ornithology every day.

 Prices: The 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). 

$995 twin bed in the Queen Mary loft, 6 beds total (women only)
$1095 twin bed in a shared double or triple room, shared bathroom
$1345 Osprey room - twin beds, private bath, ocean view (dbl occupancy)
$1345 Roseate room - twin beds, private bath, ocean view (dbl occupancy)
$1345 Eider room - 2 twin beds, private bath, ocean view (dbl occupancy)
$1345 Guillemot room - 2 twin beds, private bath (dbl occupancy)
$1345 Blackburnian room - 2 twin beds, private bath (dbl occupancy)
$1395 single room in Porthole Lodge, shared bathroom

$1595 Helm Cabin - private cabin with bathroom, queen bed, porch, ocean view (dbl occupancy)

Program Director Scott Weidensaul brings campers close and personal to Maine birds

Photo: Jon Reis

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 (843) 340-8673, for updates on the wait list status.

Questions: For questions regarding the program, registration, lodging or meals, contact the Audubon Camp registrar at or (843) 340-8673. 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!

Scott WeidensaulAuthor and ornithologist

2016 Instructors
Anthony HillMaster bird bander
Sandy and Gary Lockerman, Environmental Educator and Naturalist, Dauphin County Parks and Recreation at Wildwood Park
Stephanie Malinich, Collection Manager, Ohio State University Museum of Biological Diversity's Tetrapod Collection
Brandee MooreAlabama, Songbird and hummingbird bander
Angelika NelsonCurator at Borror Lab of BioacousticsOhio State University
Cyndi Routledge, Founder Southeastern Avian Research
Brad WalkerArchivist for the Macaulay Library of Natural Video and Sounds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Guest Lecturer
Stephen KressDirectorSeabird Restoration Program

Read Johanne Ryan's account of the Hands-on Bird Science camp in the Asa Wright Nature Centre's July 2015 Newsletter.

Photo: Scott Weidensaul
Photo: Stephen Kress
Photo: Tom Johnson
Photo: Monica Encarnacion

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