Raptor Rapture

Osprey Cam
Steve and Rachel
July 10 to 15, 2016
Registration opens October 15, 2015
Wait List

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 (women only)
$1095 twin bed in a shared double or triple room, shared bathroom
$1345 Osprey room - double bed, private bath, ocean view (dbl occupancy)
$1345 Roseate room - double bed, private bath, ocean view (dbl occupancy)
$1595 Helm Cabin - private cabin with bathroom, queen bed, porch, ocean view (dbl occupancy)

Raptor Rapture
Marian Howard
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 hogisland@audubon.org 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 hogisland@audubon.org 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

2015 Instructors 
Peter VickeryPresident of the Center for Ecological Research
Tom Johnson, Guide for Field Guides and Birding Magazine Columnist
Tim Gallagher, Editor-in-chief of Living Bird, the flagship publication of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology 

Guest Lecturer
Stephen KressDirectorSeabird Restoration Program

Additional instructors to be announced.

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