Project Puffin Visitor Center

Visit our center in downtown Rockland, Maine!

About Project Puffin

The National Audubon Society's Dr. Steve Kress started Project Puffin in 1973 in an effort to learn how to restore puffins to historic nesting islands in the Gulf of Maine. The project has grown steadily over the years, and today puffins are once again flourishing along the coast of Maine. But the project continues today, thanks to those who help us to continue the work through generous donations and support. We encourage you to visit some of our locations and participate in our programs - at the Visitor Center, Hog Island Audubon Camp, and participating as a volunteer in the field - doing so can be a fun experience for you, and in the process, will also help seabirds.

Hog Island Audubon Camp
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Hog Island Audubon Camp

Join us for legendary 6-day birding and environmental education programs for adults, teens and families.

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Puffin Tours
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Puffin Tours

Local companies offer a unique opportunity to view the thriving colony at Eastern Egg Rock.

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Island Research Program
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Island Research Program

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

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Field Opportunities
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Field Opportunities

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

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For Educators
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For Educators

Project Puffin offers interactive, creative, and inquiry-based activities for children in grades 2-6. 

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