Photo: Stephen W. Kress
Our mission is advancing the science of seabird conservation while encouraging protection and appreciation of seabirds worldwide.
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The Puffin Plan – Restoring Seabirds to Egg Rock and Beyond (Tumblehome, 2020), is geared for readers 12 and up, and tells the true story of young ornithologist Steve Kress, whose love for puffins inspired a 50-year quest to bring them back to Maine's islands. This once-abundant species was decimated by humans until only 2 puffins were left in the entire state in 1902. Dr. Kress and his team painstakingly restored their populations; today there are more than 1,300 puffin pairs nesting in Maine. Project Puffin has become one of the biggest conservation victories of our time, as the innovative lessons learned about restoring bird colonies are helping not only puffins, but seabirds worldwide.
Our seabird science is fueling new outreach and advocacy actions to protect the birds and the marine environment on which they depend.