Sent in  by Jamie Wisniewski

2013 Hog Island Audubon Camp

For over 75 years the National Audubon Society has been running residential ornithology and environmental programs for adults, teens, and families on Hog Island in Maine. I am writing today to request permission to post an announcement about our 2013 programs on Birdtalk. Our birding programs sell out quickly, so I’d like to make sure birders in Utah learn about them in time to apply for scholarships and receive the “Earlybird” discount (Dec. 14th).


Registration Open for Hog Island Audubon Camp
The National Audubon Society has opened registration for their legendary 6-day birding programs for adults, teens and families at the historic Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine. Kenn Kaufman, Scott Weidensaul, Steve Kress, Clay Sutton, Bill Thompson III, and many more expert ornithologists, naturalists, educators and authors will be in residence during the 2013 sessions. Scholarships are available through the National Audubon Society, with applications due January 15th.

Hog Island Audubon Camp is run by the Seabird Restoration Program (Project Puffin) of the National Audubon Society. All summer programs include field trips to nearby Eastern Egg Rock, where Dr. Steve Kress and his team of biologists have successfully restored an island colony of Atlantic Puffins, and Roseate, Arctic and Common Terns. Immerse yourself in the joy of birding with expert-led workshops, lively evening presentations, saltwater birding tours and trips to diverse habitats on the Maine coast. Roger Tory Peterson was the camp’s first birding instructor in 1936 and many of America’s finest naturalists, including Rachel Carson, have spent time on the 330-acre wildlife sanctuary, located in mid-coast Maine, on Muscongus Bay. Participants live in restored wooden buildings dating back to the early 1900’s and are treated to three fabulous meals each day, prepared by chef extraordinaire Janii Laberge.

2013 Programs:
Maine Seabird Biology & Conservation – May 31-June 5 & Sept 8-3
Joy of Birding - June 9 - 14
Field Ornithology - June 16—21
The Arts of Birding – June 23-28
Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens - June 16—21 & June 23—28
Sharing Nature: An Educator's Week- July 18—23
Family Camp - August 20—25
Living on the Wind: Fall Migration and Monhegan Island - Sept 15—20 & 22-27

For more information or to enroll, visit or call (607) 257-7308 x 14. You may also contact the registrar at $50 earlybird discount for registrations received by December 14th. Nearly 100 scholarships are offered each year by local Audubon Chapters and birding clubs - see the website for more information. We hope to see you on the island next summer!

Jamie Wisniewski
Hog Island Audubon Camp
National Audubon Society
159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 257-7308 x14