[CT Birds] Hog Island Birding Camps

Comins, Patrick PCOMINS at audubon.org
Tue Apr 1 14:05:57 EDT 2014

This may be of interest to some of you.    Hog Island is a pretty amazing place and there are some great leaders on deck for programs this summer:

Renowned Leaders to teach Hog Island Maine Bird Sessions
JUNE Programs
Seabird Biology and Conservation | June 1-6 with Dr. Stephen Kress, Dr. Kevin McGowan, and Dr. Jerry Skinner.  Help with hands-on seabird conservation projects alongside Audubon biologists to restore Maine seabirds and their habitats. Land on seabird sanctuaries  to help count birds, remove invasive plants and keep habitats healthy by removing lobster fishing gear and plastics. Evening sessions focus on seabird biology and conservation topics. Have fun and make a difference with this session.  Read more.
Joy of Birding, June 8-13, with instructors  Pete Dunne, Wayne Peterson, Chris Lewey,  John Pumilio, Dr. Angelika Nelson, Dr. Steve Kress. Whether you're a beginning birder or an old hand, this session will make you a better birder, by eye and ear, while taking you to some of the best bird places along the Maine coast, from seabird islands to inland forests. Read more .
Field Ornithology, June 15-20, with instructors Scott Weidensaul, Dr. Sara Morris, Dr. Angelika Nelson, Tom Johnson, Dr. John Kricher and Dr. Peter Vickery. This session gets you deep into the world of avian science and ecology, through informal field-trip-based instruction that will take you from spruce bogs and freshwater marshes to remote offshore island teeming with seabirds. Designed for non-scientists, it's a fun and exciting way to learn more about bird biology from field observations. Read more and register. Read more
Arts and Birding, June 22-27, with instructors  Scott Weidensaul. Jean Mackay,  Bill Wallauer, Kristin Mosher, Tom Johnson and Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig. Whether you enjoy photography, videography, painting, sketching, writing, digi-scoping -- in short, any creative outlet -- this session provides a mix of art and birding experiences  for viewing land birds and seabirds including puffins. Instructors include husband-and-wife team Bill Wallauer and Kristin Mosher, whose videography and still photography have most recently been featured in the Disney film "Chimpanzee." Read more
Summer and Fall Programs
Raptor Rapture, July 13-18, with instructors Scott Weidensaul (noted owl researcher and nature writer); osprey and raptor researcher Dr. Rob Bierregaard,;  and Dr. Yossi Leshem, founder and director of the International Center for the Study of Bird Migration at Latrun, Israel. This session will focus on the ecology, biology and conservation of hawks, eagles, and owls. Read more.
Living on the Wind: Fall Migration and Monhegan Island, Sept. 14-19, with instructors  Scott Weidensaul, Tom Johnson and Dr. Peter Vickery. This small group session features days on both Hog Island and  Monhegan Island, one of the best migrant traps along the East Coast.  Also, Sept. 21-26 with Seth Benz.  Read more
Fall Seabird Biology and Conservation Sept. 7-12 with Dr. Stephen Kress and other seabird biologists.  Conduct habitat management work to benefit terns at Eastern Egg Rock and other sanctuaries by habitat improvement projects and learn about seabird biology and conservation. Read more.

Patrick M. Comins
Director of Bird Conservation
President, Friends of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge

Audubon Connecticut
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Southbury, CT 06488

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Fax: (203)264-6332

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