Notes from the Audubon Camp in Hog Island, Maine

This piece originally appeared in the September 2021 edition of the GOSHawk, Newsletter of the Georgia Ornithological Society (www.gos.org). It details my experience spending five days at the Hog Island Audubon Camp in Maine (https://hogisland.audubon.org/) which I attended on a full scholarship from the GOS.

The first thing I noticed when I arrived at Audubon’s Hog Island Camp in Maine was, ironically enough, nothing. As I stumbled onto the mist-shrouded island following a shorter-than-expected boat ride, I took a moment to remain quiet and…