Spring Migration & Monhegan Island

May 26–31, 2024


Join us for a special spring experience in Mid-coast Maine. Birding highlights will be nesting species on territory and late spring migrants heading to breeding grounds. The week will include an overnight trip by boat to Monhegan Island, a world-renowned migratory hotspot, beautiful island village, and vibrant artists’ colony. We’ll walk several short trails on the island, enjoying the spectacular scenery while searching for songbirds. Another day features a boat trip through Muscongus Bay and out to Eastern Egg Rock, famous for its nesting Atlantic Puffins and three species of terns. Walks on Hog Island and at nearby mainland sites take us to a variety of habitats and, hopefully, a great assortment of birds, which will be in their most brilliant breeding plumage. We’ll visit spruce forests, meadows, rocky coastlines, and perhaps other habitats. Back at camp we’ll talk about how and why birds migrate, ongoing studies of migration, and the conservation challenges facing birds in Maine and all around the world.

Requirements: 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. 

Prerequisites: 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!



Guest Lecturer and Instructor


The prices listed below are 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). Check with your local Audubon chapter or bird club for scholarship opportunities.  

Prices below also include one overnight on Monhegan Island

  • $1990 – Standard Room: shared room (2 twin beds), shared bathroom
  • $2040 – Puffin Room in the Crow's Nest, 2 twin beds, private 1/2 bath (dbl occupancy)
  • $2190 – Single room, shared bathroom
  • $2190 – Osprey RoomEider roomBlackburnian, or Guillemot room, 2 twin beds, private bathroom (dbl occupancy)
  • $2390 – Helm Cabin, 1 queen bed, 1 twin bed, private bathroom (dbl occupancy) 

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. For questions regarding the wait list status, program, registration, lodging or meals, please contact the Audubon Camp program manager at or (207) 360-7733. Also, some questions may have answers on our lodging and frequently asked questions pages.

All participants must agree to the Camper Guidelines - please read before registering.



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.

Photo: Anna Shaheen
Photo: Jean Hall
Common Eider Photo: Brian Genge
Monhegan Lighthouse Photo: Eva Lark

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