Saving Seabirds: Habitat Restoration in Maine
With lodgings on Hog Island, join the Seabird Restoration Program for a week of habitat restoration or gull censusing, environmental study and birding excursions in coastal Maine.
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Program No. 18493RJ
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
14 meals
5B 4L 5D
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At a Glance

Aid in the hands-on restoration of Maine seabird populations with pioneering researcher Dr. Stephen Kress and the National Audubon Society's internationally renowned Seabird Restoration Program. You'll live on an island sanctuary during this week-long adventure and participate in a side of bird science and conservation that most can only view on television.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Participants should be capable of walks up to two miles over slippery, rugged terrain; must be able to board and disembark small boats.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Immerse yourself in knowledge about bird identification, banding, adaptations, migration, ecology and conservation led by distinguished ornithologists.
  • Journey by boat to Wreck Island and put your seabird ID skills to use with the heron and seabird colonies. On the return, watch for seals, porpoise and small whales.
  • Feel the history at Audubon’s Hog Island Camp, the longest running environmental camp in the United States.

General Notes

All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. We adhere to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
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Stephen 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.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Paula Shannon
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Stephen Kress
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