Educational programs

Each summer, Hog Island Audubon  camp hosts educational programs focused on ornithology, ecology and conservation. They feature world-class instructors and are available to people of all ages.

The 2016 line-up is a knock-out.  It includes  Breaking into Birding, Hands-On Bird Science and Joy of Birding, with Pete Dunne returning. Each will teach ways to add to your birding experience. Or, if you’re not a birder you’ll still find something to enjoy. Family Camp is always a hit and now there are two sessions. Don’t hesitate to register for a program before all the spots are gone.

Below is the schedule for 2016, starting with Maine Seabird Biology and Conservation on May 30 and ending with Living on the Wind – Fall Migration starting September 11.

Register now!

2016 Educational Programs at Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine

May 30-June 3 Maine Seabird Biology and Conservation
May 30-June 3 Breaking Into Birding
June 5-10- Joy of Birding
June 12-17 Field Ornithology
June 12-17 Maine Coastal Birding for Teens I – FULL
June 19-24 Hands-on Birding
June 19-24 Maine Coastal Birding for Teens II – FULL 
July 10-15 Arts of Birding and Raptor Rapture – FULL
July 17-22 Sharing Nature: Educator’s Week
August 7-12 Family Camp I
August 14-19 Family Camp II
Sept. 4-9 Maine Seabird Biology and Conservation
Sept. 4-9 Fall Migration and Monhegan Day Trip
 Sept. 11-16  Living on the Wind – Monhegan Overnight


  1. Posted July 16, 2013 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    The Art of Birding Camp was inspirational and my first time to Hog Island-Thanks!
    Is there any room for me to join a work party? How do I get on the list?

    • FOHI President
      Posted July 27, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

      Hello Joannie, I’m so glad you enjoyed Arts of Birding – it was a first for us and also a success. We have volunteer spaces for our September programs and workweek and also the Small Reach Regatta August 14-19. You can sign up here Looking forward to seeing you again. You are also automatically on FOHI’s list if you were on the camp’s contact list. Juanita

  2. Liza O'Neal
    Posted December 29, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Hello Juanita!
    Thank you for such a lovely Christmas card and your good wishes. I’m sending a donation via this website to help, in a small way, to help with the wonderful work you do for Hog Island. My son, Chris, hopes to come for his first visit to Hog Island this year. You’ll recognise him by the English accent!
    Happy New Year,
    Liza O’Neal

    • FOHI President
      Posted January 8, 2014 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

      Hello Liza, Glad you enjoyed the card! This is exciting news that your son will be coming for his first visit to Hog Island. I look forward to meeting him. Happy New Year – Juanita

  3. Barbara Freeman
    Posted October 2, 2015 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    Do you have a date for 2016 programs yet?? Looking forward to joining up for one. I am a fan of Rachel and Steve.

    • FOHI President
      Posted October 15, 2015 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

      Hello Barbara,
      Yes, the 2016 program schedule to register can be found at The 2016 FOHI volunteer online sign-up form will be up and running with the next few days.

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