Birds of Hog Island Audubon Camp

Learn more about the birds we see in Maine!

Terns on Jenny Island

Hog Island Audubon Camp has been a destination for educators, families, teens, birdwatchers, and ornithologists for over 80 years.  Starting with our first bird life instructor, Roger Tory Peterson, to our current director Dr. Stephen Kress, Hog Island Audubon Camp has been on the forefront of birding and nature programming.  With a bird list of over 200 species, Hog Island is a special place where Black Guillemots lap the island and you go to sleep to the sound of Common Loon cries.  It is also the home to Rachel and Steve, a pair of Osprey that have become popular via an explore.org partnership.  We hope you are inspired to join us on Hog Island for a life-changing experience!

Audubon Live Cams
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Audubon Live Cams

Watch birds build nests and raise their young, live from Maine!

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Mad River Decoys by Audubon
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Decoys By Audubon

National Audubon Society’s Seabird Restoration Program is proud to continue the tradition of manufacturing bird conservation decoys thanks to the generous donation of the Mad River Decoy business by its founders, Jim and Nancy Henry.

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Atlantic Puffin
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Atlantic Puffin

The Atlantic Puffin is a small, pigeon-sized seabird which lives on the open ocean  throughout the majority of the year.

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Puffin FAQs
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Puffin FAQs

26 questions and answers about puffins.

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Adopt-A-Puffin
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Adopt-a-Puffin

Support Project Puffin and Hog Island Audubon Camp by adopting a puffin!

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Common Tern
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Common Tern

The Common Tern is Eastern Egg Rock's most numerous species.

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Roseate Terns
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Roseate Terns

More than half of the Roseate Terns in Maine nest on Eastern Egg Rock.

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Arctic Tern
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Arctic Tern

Arctic Terns nest on Matinicus Rock, Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge, and Eastern Egg Rock.

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Common Eider
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Common Eider

Common Eiders (Somateria mollissima) are large sea ducks that breed from Maine north to the Arctic.

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Leach's Storm Petrel
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Leach's Storm Petrel

The Leach's Storm-petrel is a small and secretive resident of Eastern Egg Rock.

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Birds of Hog Island and Vicinity

Osprey

Latin:  Pandion haliaetus

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Atlantic Puffin

Latin:  Fratercula arctica

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Black Guillemot

Latin:  Cepphus grylle

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Common Eider

Latin:  Somateria mollissima

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Common Loon

Latin:  Gavia immer

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Great Black-backed Gull

Latin:  Larus marinus

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Roseate Tern

Latin:  Sterna dougallii

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Arctic Tern

Latin:  Sterna paradisaea

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Leach's Storm-Petrel

Latin:  Hydrobates leucorhous

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Latin:  Archilochus colubris

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Black-throated Green Warbler

Latin:  Setophaga virens

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Northern Parula

Latin:  Setophaga americana

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Purple Finch

Latin:  Haemorhous purpureus

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Swainson's Thrush

Latin:  Catharus ustulatus

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Winter Wren

Latin:  Troglodytes hiemalis

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Great Blue Heron

Latin:  Ardea herodias

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Broad-winged Hawk

Latin:  Buteo platypterus

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Bald Eagle

Latin:  Haliaeetus leucocephalus

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Great Horned Owl

Latin:  Bubo virginianus

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Northern Saw-whet Owl

Latin:  Aegolius acadicus

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