Seabird Restoration Program
Photo: Stephen W. Kress
Our mission is advancing the science of seabird conservation while encouraging protection and appreciation of seabird habitats worldwide.
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.
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.