Educational programs

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

The 2015 line-up promises to be more exciting than 2014. It includes  Breaking into Birding, Hands-On Bird Science and Joy of Birding with Paul Winter and Pete Dunne. 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. Don’t hesitate to register for a program before all the spots are gone.

Below is the schedule for 2015, starting with Maine Seabird Biology and Conservation on May 31 and continuing through 9 sessions until September 18.

Register now!

2015 Audubon Camp in Maine Programs at Hog Island

May 31-June 5 Maine Seabird Biology and Conservation – Spring
May 31-June 5 Breaking Into Birding
June 7-12 Joy of Birding
June 14-19 Field Ornithology and Maine Coastal Birding for Teens
June 14-19 Maine Coastal Birding for Teens
June 21-26 Hands-On Bird Science
June 21-26 Maine Coastal Birding for Teens – SOLD OUT
July 12-17 The Arts of Birding
July 12-17 Raptor Rapture
July 19-24 Sharing Nature: An Educator’s Week
August 11-16 Family Camp
September 6-11 Maine Seabird Biology and Conservation
September 13-18 Living on the Wind: Fall Migration and Monhegan Island


  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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