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.

SEABIRD CONSERVATION SPOTLIGHT

September 22nd, 2021 - Scientists Discover a Seabird Hotspot that is Already at Climate Risk. Winter cyclones, responsible for killing seabirds every year, are projected to intensify right where millions of birds overwinter in the North Atlantic. “We often know very little about where seabirds actually are during the winter,” says Don Lyons, Director of the National Audubon Society’s Seabird Institute in Maine.

For more information, visit this link on Audubon's web site: 
https://www.audubon.org/news/scientists-just-discovered-seabird-hotspot-its-already-climate-risk​ 

Atlantic Puffin by Ann Pacheco/Audubon Photography Awards
Late winter is the toughest time of year for seabirds, such as this Atlantic Puffin. In a new study researchers estimated that Atlantic Puffins can survive fewer than five days without food, on average, during January and February. Photo: Ann Pacheco/Audubon Photography Awards
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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Steve Kress Native Plant Wildlife Garden
Gardening for Birds

Kress Garden

Gardening for Birds Resources

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Hog Island Audubon Camp
Visit

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
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 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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