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.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Immerse yourself in knowledge about bird identification, seabird biology, and conservation led by distinguished ornithologists.
  • Journey by boat and explore the Muscongus Bay where you can view Harbor Seals, seabirds, and take plankton samples.
  • Tour a working seabird decoy shop and help create decoys for conservation projects around the world.

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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Paula Shannon
Paula Shannon is the Seabird Sanctuary Manager for the National Audubon Society's Seabird Restoration Program (SRP). She began working for SRP in 2002, as Island Supervisor on Matinicus Rock, Maine's most diverse seabird colony. She has also studied seabirds in Alaska and Hawaii, leading fieldwork on seabirds for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska and Hawaii. She holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where she first developed a love and appreciation for the Maine coast.

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

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