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Tern the Page is a book club for bird enthusiasts around the world.  Join us as we explore four bird and nature themed books by Hog Island Audubon Camp instructors.  Each month we will host a book club meeting and then a separate "Meet the Author" session for the book.  This is not your traditional book club though! We will start off with the story of a birder's Big Year that lands Christian Hagenlocher on Hog Island.  Next we will explore Drew Lanham's newest poetry book "Sparrow Envy." Then we will get more connected to birds through Richard Crossley and Holly Merker's book "Ornitherapy," and finally we'll end with a great book on bird behavior by the esteemed ornithologist John Kricher.  Each author has a special connection to Hog Island and our history. 

Included in the price of the club:

  • Four books shipped directly to your home
  • Invitations to all 8 book club meetings
  • Signed author book plate
  • Tern the Page bookmark
  • Exclusive book club content online
  • Prizes at every club meeting!

Purchase the book club for $225* - includes shipping! 
Books will begin shipping mid-November 2021.

Meet our 2022 Tern the Page books and authors:

January: "Falcon Freeway" by Christian Hagenlocher

Learn more about how Christian Hagenlocher ended up at Hog Island in 2016 and became the youngest person to see over 750 ABA birds in a single year.  Christian will delight us with tales of birding on a budget and the many trails and triumphs of a year on the road searching for birds.  We will also discuss how The Birding Project came into existence and influenced his time on the road.  Christian is an annual instructor at our teen birding camps at Hog Island.  Most recently, he instructed at the 2021 Monhegan and Hog Island Birding for Teens week but typically leads our Mountains to Sea Birding for Teens program. 

February: "Sparrow Envy: Field Guide to Birds and Lesser Beasts" by J. Drew Lanham

Drew Lanham brings us a collection of poetry and meditations.  His insightful poetry will make you ponder deeper about yourself and your relationship with the natural world.  Drew Lanham is a birder, naturalist and Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Master Teacher at Clemson University. We are also proud that he has been an instructor at Hog Island in multiple sessions including Field Ornithology and Migration & Monhegan Island.  Drew is a master storyteller and is sure to keep us both engaged and informed.  He will join us for a live Q&A where we will hear him recite one of his poems.

March: "Ornitherapy" by Holly Merker, Richard Crossley & Sophie Crossley

Holly Merker has been an instructor for many Hog island camp sessions including Spring Migration & Monhegan Island, Living on the Wind: Fall Migration & Monhegan Island, Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens and most recently she has joined us as the program director of Building Better Birding Skills.  Holly's passion for birding and the birding community shine through in all she does.  Her recent book Ornitherapy: For Your Mind, Body, and Soul will change the way you connect with birds right outside your own door. This interactive book is written for those who want to learn more about the birds around them while deepening their connections to nature. Ornitherapy will bridge the gap between bird ID and overall wellbeing of mind, body, and soul through guided explorations with birds in your own neighborhood.  Holly co-authored this book with Sophie Crossley and another Hog Island instructor Richard Crossley.

April: "Peterson Reference Guide to Bird Behavior" by John Kricher

John Kricher's bird behavior book is sure to delight our readers and get us ready as the spring migrants approach and bird behavior becomes even more intense.  This book will take even the most casual birdwatcher to the next level by diving into the world of bird behavior.  John is Professor Emeritus of Biology at Wheaton College, Norton, MA, where for 48 years he taught ecology, ornithology, and vertebrate evolution. When not writing books, John can be found as an instructor on Hog Island, most recently at Field Ornithology.


Book Club Schedule

All book club meetings and author visits will take place over Zoom at 7:30pm Eastern Time.  Links will be provided closer to the program dates.

January 19, 2022:  "Falcon Freeway" book club meeting

January 26, 2022: Meet the Author with Christian Hagenlocher 

February 16, 2022 : "Sparrow Envy" book club meeting

February 23, 2022: Meet the Author with Drew Lanham

March 23, 2022: "Ornitherapy" book club meeting

March 30, 2022: Meet the Author with Holly Merker

April 20, 2022: "Peterson's Reference Guide to Bird Behavior" book club meeting

April 27, 2022: Meet the Author with John Kricher

Purchase the book club for $225* - includes shipping! 
Books will begin shipping mid-November 2021.
**Sales tax applies to ME, NY, and CA.**

If you already the books, please consider gifting the ones sent to you and joining the lectures.
Download a book club gift card to include in your gift giving - click here.

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Book Club Facilitators

Eva Matthews Lark - Hog Island Program Manager and Tern the Page Moderator

Eva Matthews Lark has an MS degree in Recreation & Parks Management and a BS degree in Environmental Science. She works year-around for Hog Island and manages the various social media channels, marketing, and teaches various online programs, in addition to overseeing scholarships, contracts, and rentals. She is now the director of our international Costa Rica Teen Camp and the Mountains to Sea Birding for Teens session at Hog Island.  She is a guest speaker for local Audubon chapters and enjoys moderating birding talks online. She has been a birder for over a decade and credits the winter warblers of Florida as being her spark birds.  In her free time she enjoys traveling with her wife and two rescue dogs. She particularly enjoys birding competitions with friends and is an avid eBirder and Fantasy Birder.  Her favorite bird guide is the Sibley Birds East and her favorite bird book is Life List: A Woman's Quest for the World's Most Amazing Birds by Olivia Gentile, about Phoebe Snetsinger's quest to see all the birds in the world.  She loves books about birds and nature and has over 250 titles in her home collection.  When not reading non-fiction, Eva loves exploring other worlds through fantasy and science fiction.

Kimberly Keller - Development and Communication Associate for Seabird Institute

Kimberly Keller graduated from Elizabethtown College after studying Music and Business Administration and spent nearly 10 years in the performing arts sector prior to joining Audubon in 2020. As part of the Audubon flock, she works to streamline development processes, increase community engagement through new, local partnerships and create exciting content online and at our facilities. Kim spent her childhood watching migrations with her parents in Central PA, but would not have identified as a “birder” before arriving at Audubon. These days, she relishes soaking in loon calls on the Damariscotta Lake. She rediscovered her love of reading during quarantine and looks forward to diving into birdy books with the Tern the Page Book Club .

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