Video captures the spirit of Hog Island

Famed videographer Lang Elliott has produced a new 6-minute video about the ornithology and teen birding session at the Audubon Camp in Maine on Hog Island.

Elliott and co-videographer Martyn Stewart capture the spirit of the legendary camp which will celebrate its 75th anniversary next summer.

The video features well-known birders Kenn Kaufman, Scott Weidensaul, Greg Budney, Sara Morris and Steve Kress. Lang will join the field ornithology instructors for the 2011 Hog Island program.

6 thoughts on “Video captures the spirit of Hog Island

  1. Brings back memories, so I put together a Powerpoint Presentation of the three times I spent a week at Hog Island. Pictures of Rick teaching weather and intercoastal studies were especially moving since we lost him a few years back.

  2. Hello,
    My name is Eddie Huffman and I was support (head if maintenance) on Hog island for the 2 consecutive summers the years of 1998 and 1999 I believe? Lol 20 years ago so not exactly sure if it was those 2 years? But that is part of why I am reaching out? I would like to find out which years I was there? I would also like to find out if there might be any access to pictures of the 2 years I was there for my own personal memories? It was I that was responsible for hooking up the Backup generator? My understand was it was a 15kw Army or at least a Military surplus item that sat unused for many years intil my arrival? I think it was my 2nd summer there when the camp curator (Scott)? Asked me if I would be able to wire up the camp to use tje backup Generator? Which I was successful in doing? If its at all possible I would love to have photos of the Generator and the electrical circuit breaker box board that I was responsible for design and connection to be able to use the Generator in Emergency situations? My second request is to have any photos of myself and the staff that was there in the same summer years as I was there? Again I believe it was summer’s of 1998 and 1999 ? However I could be off a year and it would be the years of 1999-2000 ? It would also if possible be nice to connect with anyone who was there in those years? If there is a common posting site that link would also be appreciated? The only other names of Staff I can recall for my stay there was the Camp chef (cook) Yanni, and head of the Camp was Scott and his wife? There was also a Boat/ferry Captain Joey (Joanne Randazzo) myself Eddie Huffman. Sorry I dont recall other staffers names? But hopefully this is enough to help locate any remaining Hog Islands printing of staff or other items that one would receive while being there? If more information is needed? I can only search my memory and try to recall other details of my stay that might be helpful? Thanks for your time.
    Eddie Huffman

    • Hello Eddie, Thank you so much for reaching out to us. All the archive photos are at the moment being digitized for our archival website, which should be up and running this year. The Covid-19 pandemic has, needless to say, either stopped work or slowed it down. As soon as it is up and running, we will let you know. I’ll also check if there are any photos of the generator.

  3. I just finished a play about Emily Dickinson and Mabel Loomis Todd – Mabel gave the location to the
    Audubon. I’m too old now but I wish I could have visited this lovely place. COVID slowed the play’s
    progression but hopefully it will see its day. Debbie Jones djjjones47@gmail.com

    • Hello Debbie, I’m so glad that you had a chance to hear A Woman of the World. It did have its debut off-Broadway in 2019 and was sold out for the whole run. Kathleen Chalfant did a remarkable job in taking us all the Hog Island! It is also available on Audible Books with Kathleen Chalfant as the reader. If you can have someone get you to our dock in Bremen, we can get you to the island! Thank you for reaching out to Friends of Hog Island. Enjoy the holidays.

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