Project Puffin

Seabird Restoration Program

Photo: Stephen W. Kress

Our Mission

Our mission is advancing the science of seabird conservation while encouraging protection and appreciation of seabird habitats worldwide.

The Project Puffin "Elves" are busy making Decoys!

Project Puffin’s decoy workshop is in full swing to produce 150 Great Crested and Chinese Crested Tern decoys for a new conservation project in South Korea.  The decoys will be used to help create a new nesting colony of Chinese Crested Terns. The Chinese Crested Tern is among the rarest seabirds on Earth and multiple sites within its historic range are key to its survival.  Filling this decoy order marks the one year anniversary of ‘Mad River Decoys by Audubon’–conservation decoys made in Bremen, Maine.

What is Project Puffin?
About

What is Project Puffin?

To learn about Project Puffin, read 'Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock' - by Dr. Stephen W. Kress and Derrick Z. Jackson.

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Research Islands
Conservation

Research Islands

Learn more about where we work to help seabirds. 

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Eastern Egg Rock Puffins increase to 172 pairs
Conservation

Eastern Egg Rock Puffins increase to 172 pairs

After three years of little growth, breeding pairs increase by 15 percent!

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Maine Puffins On The Rebound
Conservation

Maine Puffins On The Rebound

Scientists have been closely watching puffin populations in the Gulf of Maine in recent years, in an effort to restore the species on certain islands. This summer, puffins and other seabird populations appear to have rebounded, but are still facing a threat from predation.

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Mad River Decoys by Audubon
Decoys

Decoys By Audubon

National Audubon Society’s Seabird Restoration Program is proud to continue the tradition of manufacturing bird conservation decoys thanks to the generous donation of the Mad River Decoy business by its founders, Jim and Nancy Henry.

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Seabirds in the News
News

Seabirds in the News

Recent online articles about seabirds.

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Seabird Island News
News

Seabird Island News

News from the Seabird Restoration Program.

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