Maine Seabird Biology and
Conservation, Spring session
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.
Audubon biologists to census a nesting colony of Herring Gulls, Great Black-backed
Gulls, and Common Eiders. This session provides an opportunity to land on islands that
are usually off limits and a chance to learn about seabird identification, bird banding, adaptations,
migration, ecology and seabird conservation.
During this program
you will help researchers conduct a detailed census of
hundreds of gull eggs, chicks and eider nests to measure the health of nesting seabird colonies and
assist with the removal of marine debris that can entangle seabirds. You will
see puffins and terns at Eastern Egg Rock and the Great Blue Heron nesting colony on Wreck
Island. Due to the large numbers of breeding birds on Eastern Egg Rock at this time, we will not land on Eastern Egg Rock. We will land on Wreck Island to see the Great Blue Heron colony.
"I feel honored and proud about being able to help restore Tern habitat. I'm grateful that I discovered this interesting and stimulating program and look forward to coming back!" - Sheila, New Jersey
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.
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 different only in that they occur in the spring and the fall so the birds and restoration activities are thus different.
May 31 - June 5, 2013
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.