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.

2021 Virtual Seabird Fly-In

This week we are holding a 2021 Virtual Seabird Fly-In. We hope you can join us! Read more about it on the Coasts Advocacy page. You won't want to miss the Special Webinar on Wednesday, April 14th at 4:00pm ET to learn how to learn how scientists and educators are working in Maine and around the world with Audubon’s Seabird Institute to save the seabirds. Register now! Panelists include:

  • Alfonso (Poncho) Hernández-Rios - Herz International Fellow in 2015 and now working with BirdLife on conservation in West Africa
  • Kay Garlick-Ott - current Island Supervisor of Eastern Egg Rock and starting graduate studies at UC Davis in the fall
  • Jennifer (Jen) Boyce - Puffineer in the late 1990s-early 2000s, key partner in restoring Common Murres to Devil's Slide Rock in California, and now with NOAA's Restoration Center in California
  • Andy Stamper - Puffineer in the late 1980s and now Science Operations Manager with Disney
  • Sue Schubel - The Seabird Institute's own seabird aficionado and savant
EER Crew 2020
Photo: Kay Garlick-Ott
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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Egg Rock Update Newsletter (ERU)
News

Egg Rock Update Newsletter (ERU)

Annual Seabird Restoration Program Newsletter from Project Puffin

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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
About

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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How you can help, right now