The Arts of Birding
Drawing, Photographing, and Writing About Birds
June 23 - 28, 2012
Sketching workshop on Hog Island
Under the guidance of some of the country's best bird artists, photographers, recordists, and writers, learn how to use words, images, and audio to enhance your birding abilities, while exploring bird habitats along the Maine coast.
Photo by Sherrie York.
Land on a seabird island to sketch newborn chicks, then write about this unique experience.
Capture the beauty of a singing male warbler in a swirl of watercolor...then capture bird song in a recording that will last a lifetime.
No experience or talent needed! Just a desire to experience and enjoy birds in fresh, new ways.
Prices include meals, housing, instruction and all boat and field trips. Participants must arrange transportation to and from the Audubon dock in Bremen at the start and end of the session (see directions page). Scholarships are available. Also check with your local Audubon chapter or bird club.
$895 twin bed in the Queen Mary loft, 6 beds total (women only)
$995 twin bed in a shared double or triple room, shared bathroom
$1295 single room in Porthole Lodge (only 2 available), shared bathroom
$1245 Osprey room, price per person (2) for room with two twin beds, private bathroom, bay view
$1495 Helm Cabin, price per person (2) for private cabin with bathroom, double bed, porch, ocean view
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. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (607) 257-7308 x14 for updates on the wait list status.
Scott Weidensaul, Author and ornithologist
Tom Johnson author, field ornithologist
Sara Morris, Professor of Biology and Env. Science, Canisius College
Pete Salmansohn, Education Coordinator, Seabird Restoration Program
Susan Schubel, Outreach Educator, Seabird Restoration Program
Bill Thompson III, author & blogger, Birdwatchers Digest
Peter Vickery, Avian ecologist, Center for Bio. Conservation, MA Audubon
Julie Zickefoose, artist & author, Julie Zickefoose Blogspot
Stephen Kress, Director, Seabird Restoration Program