Maine Seabird Biology and
Conservation, Fall session
September 8-13, 2013
Take an active part in helping to restore Maine
seabirds by joining pioneering researcher, Dr. Stephen Kress, and other Project Puffin
biologists with National Audubon Society's internationally renowned Seabird Restoration Program. Work
alongside Audubon biologists to create new nesting habitat for Common and Roseate
Terns at Eastern Egg Rock and to remove marine debris (such as lobster traps) that entangles
Installing vegetation barriers at Stratton Island.
This session provides the unique opportunity to land on Eastern Egg
Rock, an island off-limits during the seabird breeding season. With the puffins departed for their wintering areas, although you will not see puffins, participants have the unique opportunity to work with Audubon biologists to perform critical habitat improvements to ensure the long-term survival of colonies of both terns and puffins.
During this program you will learn
about seabird identification, bird banding, adaptations, migration, and ecology while participating in active restoration work on several seabird nesting islands.
In addition, this program is scheduled to coincide with the peak of the fall landbird and hawk migration.
NOTE: Maine Seabird Biology and Conservation Spring and Fall are independent programs and you are welcome to enroll in either or both sessions. The programs are unique in that they occur in the spring and the fall so the birds and restoration activities are thus different.
Register for the 2013 program by calling Road Scholar (toll-free) 1-800-454-5768, or register online. This popular program is presented in association with Road Scholar (Elderhostel, Inc.) and is open to adults 21+ years old. Participants should be able to disembark onto small landing boats and walk easily over uneven terrain.
Prices: $948 for shared housing; $1218 for single rooms.
Housing upgrades: Call 607-257-7308 x14 or email email@example.com for availability housing upgrades:
⋅ Helm private cabin: 2 person occupancy, private bathroom, double bed, porch, ocean view; $500 surcharge per person
⋅ Puffin room in the Crow's Nest: 2 person occupancy, 2 twin beds, private half-bath; $100 surcharge per person
⋅ Osprey Room: 2 person occupancy, private bathroom, two twin beds, bay view; $250 surcharge per person
To register for the Puffin room, Helm cabin, or Osprey room, first register for shared housing with Road Scholar ($948) and then call 607-257-7308 x14 to arrange payment of surcharge.
Questions: For registration questions call Road Scholar; for questions
regarding the program, lodging or meals, contact the Audubon Camp registrar at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-257-7308, ext 14. Additional information about accommodations can be found on the lodging and frequently asked questions pages.