Living on the Wind: Fall Migration and Monhegan Island

All participants must agree to the COVID-19 Camp Guidelines - please read before registering.

September 12-17, 2021

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This special, small-group session is devoted to fall migration, and will include one or two day trips to the iconic Monhegan Island. The rest of the week will be spent traveling to the best migrant hotspots based on the weather, tides, and bird migration patterns.

This camp is devoted to the wonders of autumn migratory season. This intensive week of birding will take participants from tidal marshes and beaches to hawk watches, spruce forests, and the outer islands and waters of Muscongus Bay, depending on where the birding is hottest. The highlight will be day trips to Monhegan Island, one of the best "migrant traps" in the Northeast -- a place justly famous for its birding and dramatic rocky coastline, which has inspired artists for more than a century. Learn about how and why birds migrate and the conservation challenges facing them. (The session's name is taken from director Scott Weidensaul's Pulitzer Prize-finalist book, "Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds.")

All participants must be able to walk over uneven terrain for 2 miles. Monhegan Island has unimproved trails with hills and rocky outcroppings that require the ability to walk uphill and on a single track trail. Some wet landings may also be included on slippery rocks.

Prices: Below are listed per person prices that 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). Check with your local Audubon chapter or bird club to see if scholarships are available.

$1445 Standard Room: private room with shared bathroom
$1595 Puffin Room in the Crow's Nest, 2 twin beds, private 1/2 bath
$1745 Osprey Room, double bed, private bath, ocean view (dbl occupancy)

Housing Waitlist
If the housing of choice is not available, please put yourself on the Housing Waitlist when it opens on Monday, March 8th at noon (EST). In case of cancellations, we will notify you of the upgrade options.

Questions: For questions regarding the program, registration, lodging or meals, contact the Audubon Camp program manager at or (207) 360-7733. Additional information can be found on the lodging and frequently asked questions page.

Please note that there are NO prerequisites for these programs and less experienced/enthusiastic spouses/friends are more than welcome to enroll in all sessions!

Scott Weidensaul,
Author and ornithologist

2021 Instructors
Holly Merker, Birding Guide and Educator
Seth Benz, Bird Ecology Program Director, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park

Guest Leaders and Speakers
Eva Matthews LarkHog Island Program Manager & Instructor
Juanita Roushdy, FOHI Volunteer and Store Manager

NOTE: Audubon reserves the right to alter itineraries, instructors and particular arrangements, or to substitute similar itineraries or arrangements, at no penalty. If Audubon cancels a session, it will issue full refunds of all deposits or payments to the paid participants.

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