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
Starts at
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.
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
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock
by Stephen Kress & Derrick Jackson
Steve Kress tells his story of founding Project Puffin and bringing back an iconic species in Maine. He also covers his connection to Hog Island Audubon Camp and how he became interested in conservation.

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