Project Puffin

Seabird Institute

Photo: Stephen W. Kress

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

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US!

July 4th, 2021- the 40th anniversary of the first "PUFFIN WITH FISH!" sighting. In 1981, this exclamation marked the return of Atlantic Puffins nesting on Eastern Egg Rock. It was a very special moment for all. The "Anniversary Puffin" in the photo below was banded as an adult in 2017 (band code "GH76") and is nicknamed "Lamby". The puffin is carrying on the tradition of raising a puffling on Eastern Egg Rock, 40 years after Project Puffin developed the seabird restoration techniques that now benefit more than a quarter of all seabird species worldwide. 

For more information, you can also watch this Excerpt of "Project Puffin" by Ganglion Films.

Puffin Lamby - Band GH76 - Our 40th Anniversary Puffin
Photo: Jean Hall
What is Project Puffin?
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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
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Research Islands

Learn more about where we work to help seabirds. 

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Seabird Island News
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Seabird Island News

News from the Seabird Restoration Program.

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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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A Conversation with Derrick Jackson
Conversation

A Conversation with Derrick Jackson

An interview with Seabird Institute friend and collaborator Derrick Z. Jackson for #BlackBirdersWeek.

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Project Puffin Story and The Puffin Plan
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Project Puffin Story and The Puffin Plan

NEW IN 2020 - Scroll down for information on a BRAND NEW book called "The Puffin Plan – Restoring Seabirds to Egg Rock and Beyond"

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Seabirds in the News
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Seabirds in the News

Recent online articles about seabirds.

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Mad River Decoys by Audubon
Decoys

Decoys By Audubon

National Audubon Society’s Seabird Institute 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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