Project Puffin

Seabird Institute

Photo: Stephen W. Kress

Our Mission

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

New Project Puffin Book Release in 2020!

For information, or to purchase this BRAND NEW book by Stephen W. Kress and Derrick Z. Jackson, please visit our Online Store: 

https://projectpuffin.3dcartstores.com/Puffin-Plan_p_650.html

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.

What is Project Puffin?
About

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
Conservation

Research Islands

Learn more about where we work to help seabirds. 

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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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Learning Resources
Programs

Learning Resources

Fun seabird activities

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Our 2019 Work: The Seabird Restoration Program in Action
News

Our 2019 Work: The Seabird Restoration Program in Action

Our seabird science is fueling new outreach and advocacy actions to protect the birds and the marine environment on which they depend.

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Egg Rock Update Newsletter (ERU)
News

Egg Rock Update Newsletter (ERU)

Annual Seabird Restoration Program Newsletter from Project Puffin

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Seabirds in the News
News

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 Restoration Program 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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How you can help, right now