Raptor Rapture

Immerse yourself in raptors

July 9 to 14, 2017
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The gorgeous forests, grasslands and remote islands of mid-coast Maine are home to many hawks, eagles, falcons, vultures and owls.  Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of birds of prey, with a special emphasis on Maine's thriving osprey population - including the famous osprey pair Rachel and Steve, Hog Island's own online nest-cam stars.  

You'll have a chance to work with some of the world's most respected raptor biologists, try your hand at raptor photography, hone your identification skills, and learn more about the critical role these birds play in the environment.   

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, shared bathroom (women only)
$1095 Standard Room: twin bed in a shared double or triple room, shared bathroom
$1195 Puffin Room in the Crow's Nest, 2 twin beds, private 1/2 bath
$1345 Osprey Room, 2 twin beds, private full bath, ocean view (dbl occupancy)
$1345 Roseate Room, 2 twin beds, private full 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)
$1595 The Helm cabin, private cabin with full bathroom, queen bed, deck, ocean view (dbl occupancy; option for three available)

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 program manager 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!

Rob Bierregaard,
 Raptor Biologist, OspreyTrax

2017 Instructors Coming Soon!

2016 Instructors 
Tim Gallagher, Editor-in-chief of Living Bird, the flagship publication of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and researcher for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker (read more about Tim's search in Cuba)
Iain MacLeod, Director of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Guest Lecturer
Stephen KressDirectorSeabird Restoration Program

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