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BREMEN, MAINE


Maine Seabird Biology and Conservation

Program #: 18493RJ
Service Learning; Birding

Prices for this date starting at: $863 per person

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5 nights
6 days

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6/3/2012



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These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Steven Kress

Dr. Stephen W. Kress, who holds a Ph.D. in environmental education from Cornell University, directs the Audubon Seabird Restoration Program, where he develops techniques for managing colonial nesting seabirds. Through Project Puffin, he has developed innovative strategies for restoring puffins and other seabirds to islands on the Maine coast and locations worldwide. His interests include habitat management for land birds, including methods for attracting songbirds to properties large and small.
 
Pete Salmansohn

Pete Salmansohn is an education coordinator and lecturer for the Seabird Restoration Program, and narrates Audubon seabird explorations aboard commercial boats. He is co-author of three books: “Project Puffin,” “Giving Back To The Earth,” and most recently “Saving Birds: Heroes Around the World.” In 1998, the Maine Environmental Education Association named Pete as the Environmental Educator of the Year.
 
Iain Stenhouse

Iain Stenhouse is director of the Marine Bird Program for the BioDiversity Research Institute in Gorham, Maine. His life experience includes a stint as director of bird conservation for Audubon Alaska. Recently, Iain’s work has focused on the migration and movements of marine birds at sea. Using satellite transmitters, he tracked Arctic Terns from their breeding grounds in Northeast Greenland to their wintering areas in Antarctica and back again — the longest animal migration ever recorded.
 
Jerry Skinner

Jerry Skinner began as an instructor at Hog Island in 1981 and finds every excuse he can to get back. He spent several years with Project Puffin working in the Galapagos and closer to home on Stratton Island, Maine. He is a professor of biology at Pennsylvania’s Keystone College, an educator for the Keystone College Environmental Education Institute, and the resident naturalist and volunteer steward at the Nature Conservancy’s Woodbourne Forest and Wildlife Sanctuary in Susquehanna County, Pa.
 
Kevin McGowan

Kevin McGowan is the instructor for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s home-study course in bird biology and a new online short-course, “Courtship and Rivalry in Birds.” He was the co-editor and primary author for the recently published book, “The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in New York State.”
 
What's Included...

Maine Seabird Biology and Conservation


You won't find a better value. Included at no additional cost on this date...

  • 5 nights accommodations
  • 14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Censusing gull and eider eggs and chicks on Maine seabird nesting islands that are closed to the general public.
  • Working side-by-side with renowned ornithologists and birding authors during daily field trips by boat and along the Maine coast.
  • Relaxing on a 330-acre island sanctuary at the longest-running environmental camp in the United States.
And more...
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