What is Project Puffin

Protecting birds and their habitats

Photo: Derrick Z. Jackson

Conservation Efforts

Restoration of seabird colonies takes years of persistent work, since so many factors influencing success are beyond the control of researchers. For example, young puffins must find ample food and clean waters while avoiding predators. Unfortunately, climate change, oil spills, depleted fish stocks from commercial fishing, entanglement in fishing nets and predation by gulls decrease the number of surviving birds. Considering these odds, the establishment of new seabird colonies and protection of existing, productive colonies through placement of seasonal seabird stewards on the most important sites is especially important.

Research Islands
Conservation

Research Islands

Learn more about where we work to help seabirds. 

Read more

Field Opportunities
Get Involved

Field Opportunities

Each summer we hire research assistants, supervisors and educators to work with us in Maine.

Read more

International Efforts
Conservation

International Efforts

Audubon and partners launch international effort to restore seabird nesting colonies on Baja California Islands

Read more

Herz International Seabird Fellowship
Conservation

Herz International Seabird Fellowship

Learn more about the Josephine Daneman Herz International Seabird Fellowship. 

Read more

Island Research Program
Programs

Island Research Program

Our island conservation and research program is an integrated monitoring, management and research effort. 

Read more

How you can help, right now