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This biologist has dedicated his life to saving Maine’s puffins - from Bangor Daily News, October 2022

Solving the climate crisis will help both ‘sacrifice zones’ and ‘cute’ puffins - from Boston Globe, September 2022

Audubon Society Enjoys Huge “Tern-Around” in the Tern and Puffin Populations of Maine - from Good News Network, September 2022

Good news: A good year for puffins and terns, despite climate change - from Environmental Health News, August 2022

Characters of the County: Sue of the Seabirds - from Lincoln County News, April 2022

2021 was the Gulf of Maine’s warmest year on record, scientists report - from Portland Press Herald, March 2022

A Big Climate Warning from One of the Gulf of Maine’s Smallest Marine Creatures - from Union of Concerned Scientists, February 2022 - also reposted by, and ecowatch.comFebruary 2022.

Ocean Hope Chronicles: Hands-On Hope at Project Puffin - from, January 2022

We saved the puffins. Now a warming planet is unraveling that work. - from Grist, January 2022 - also reposted by,, and, January 2022.

Puffins have returned to the gulf of Maine—but for how long? - from National Geographic, December 2021

Could a birding boom in the U.S. help conservation take flight? - from National Geographic, September 2021

The Puffin Plan Wins Ben Franklin Gold Award - from, May 2021

Puffin Stuff: Herring Rules Could Benefit Maine's Most Beloved Birds - from, January 2021

More Food on the Table for New England's Puffins and Terns - from, January 2021

Ornithologist Stephen Kress used fake birds to restore puffin colonies - from Gulf Daily News Online, October 2020

By learning to think like a puffin, this conservationist has saved seabirds around the world - from CNN, September 2020

Everyone loves puffins. So how are these adorable seabirds faring? - from News Center Maine, August 2020

Global warming threatens Atlantic puffin recovery in Maine - from Yale Climate Connections, August 2020

Mexico’s Conservation Efforts Spur Dramatic Recoveries for 20+ Species of Seabirds - from Living Bird, Summer 2020

Protections Removed for Atlantic Puffins’ Winter Home - from, June 2020

Trump Opens Atlantic's Only Marine Monument to Commercial Fishing - from, June 2020

The Atlantic’s First Marine National Monument Holds Up in Court - from, January 2020

Birding: An introduction to Maine’s alcids - from Portland Press Herald, January 2020

Inside the Race to Save China's Mysterious ‘Bird of Legend’ - from Audubon Magazine, Winter 2019

Dreams Become Reality: Peruvian Diving-petrels Return to Chañaral Island, Chile - from Island Conservation, December 2019

The Secret Life of Porgs (featuring Steve Kress) - from Star Wars Insider Magazine, November/December 2019

Commentary: Speak up now to protect Atlantic puffins and the fish they rely on - from Portland Press Herald, November 2019

A Silicon Valley Disruption for Birds That Gorge on Endangered Fish - from The New York Times, November 2019

'Project Puffin' Examines One Success Story In Bringing A Species Back From The Brink (with Derrick Z. Jackson) - from WGBH (Greater Boston's NPR), October 2019

The man who brought puffins back to Maine’s islands is retiring - from Bangor Daily News, September 2019

Audubon Honors Conservation Pioneer Dr. Steve Kress for a 45-Year Legacy Saving Seabirds - from, August 2019

Will Climate Change Cause Atlantic Puffins To Starve? - from Forbes, August 2019

Facing Uncertain Future, Puffins Adapt to Survive Climate Change - from The Daily Climate, August 2019

The herring shortage has led Maine’s puffin population to change its diet - from Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel (Central Maine), August 2019

Why puffins on this Maine island are master climate change ‘researchers’ - from Bangor Daily News, August 2019

Puffins fill up nesting islands this year despite challenges - from Associated Press, August 2019

Living With Puffins? Better Duck And Cover - from NPR, August 2019

VIDEO: Interns Call Summer Gig Monitoring Puffins On Maine Island 'A Dream Come True' - from Maine Public Radio, July 2019

Transported By Puffins - from Wiscasset Newspaper, July 2019

Tell Me More: Bringing Puffins Back to Maine - from TuftsNow, June 2019

Even slight increases in ocean temperatures cause massive sea bird die-offs - from, June 2019

Reyka launches Adopt-a-Puffin scheme - from The Spirits Business, May 2019

Reyka Vodka Honors Endangered Species Day With Their "Adopt-A-Puffin" Campaign - from CISION PR Newswire, May 2019

Reyka Vodka Honors Endangered Species Day With Their "Adopt-A-Puffin" Campaign - from Yahoo Finance, May 2019

Reyka Vodka Wants To Save The Puffins - from Forbes, April 2019

Gulf of Maine’s 3rd-warmest year on record harms puffins, turtles and kelp - from Portland Press Herald, December 2018

Marine Debris Removal from Maine Seabird-Nesting Islands and Surrounding Waters - from NOAA's Marine Debris Program, November 2018

Puffins: Harbingers of Climate Change - from The American Prospect, November 2018

Team Puffin - from Time for Kids, October 2018

Pay Now Or Pay Later - Editorial - from The Falmouth Enterprise, October 2018

Maine Voices: Fishery regulators should understand puffins need herring, too - from Portland Press Herald, September 2018

Off the Maine Coast, Puffins Reveal Secrets of Atlantic Herring and the Ocean - from Pew Charitable Trusts, September 2018

Beacon the Puffin unveiled as Maine Mariners' official mascot - from Mainebiz, August 2018

Atlantic puffin colony soars again, but only with help from some humans - from Portland Press Herald, July 2018

How to Trick a Penguin - from BirdLife South Africa Newsletter, June 2018

The Fall, Rise, Fall of the Atlantic Puffin - from Hakai Magazine, June 2018

Project Puffin a soaring success 45 years later - from Machias Valley News Observer, June 2018

Shorebird Festival provides platform for connections - from The Cordova Times, May 2018

This week on "Sunday Morning" (April 29) -  Cover Story: Puffins - from CBS Sunday Morning ShowApril 2018 (Project Puffin mention - link to FAQs)

Deep current of record-breaking warm water causes concerns for the Gulf of Maine - from Portland Press Herald, April 2018

Abby McBride is a Project Puffin volunteer, Fulbright-National Geographic Fellow, artist, and blogger - from National Geographic, March 2018

Nigel, the world's loneliest bird, was no victim. He was a hero - from The Washington Post, February 2018

Eastern Egg Rock Puffins increase to 172 pairs - from, November 2017

Maine's Atlantic Puffins Had One of Their Best Breeding Years Yet - from audubon.orgNovember 2017

Beaked baby boomers: Record Year for puffin chicks in Maine - from The Boston Globe, November 2017

Maine's puffin colony produces record number of chicks — and they're chubby too - from Portland Press Herald, November 2017

Record year for endangered puffin chicks in Maine - from, November 2017

A critical fishery left vulnerable to one company's exploitation - by Steve Kress - from Portland Press Herald,  November 2017

Maine Puffins On The Rebound - from, September 2017

Puffins, Politics, and Joyful Doggedness in Maine​ - from Union of Concerned Scientists (Blog, by Derrick Z. Jackson), September 2017

The Naturalist discovers a surprising tool - from Southern Rhode Island Newspapers, August 2017 (see last three paragraphs)

Notes from the field: Summer Undergraduate Internship on Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge - from Early Career Climate Forum, July 2017 

Seabird Workshop with Seabird Sue - from Lincoln County News,  July 2017 

Maine Scientists working to save puffins - from WGME TV 13 (CBS) Portland, June 2017 

Among The Puffins - from DownEast Magazine, June 2017 

Steve Kress Talks About Project Puffin - from Ray Brown's Talkin' Birds (Episode #625 - 5/21/17), May 2017 

Project Puffin: A Story Review - from, May 2017 

Project Puffin (Earth Month) - from Illustrated Impact, April 2017

Inside Audubon's New Decoy Workshop, Where Saving Seabirds Is the Mission - from, April 2017 

Is the Acadian Redfish Helping Puffins Adapt to Climate Change? - from, December 2016

Skidmore graduate connecting people with nature - from Albany Times Union, October 2016

Audubon intern wants to connect people with nature - from Greenwich Time, October 2016

Victory! New Marine National Monument Will Protect Winter Habitat for Puffins - from, October 2016

Stephen Kress (featured as previous laureate) has been smitten by the playful and brightly coloured Atlantic puffin since his early 20s - from rolexawards, September 2016

Letter-writers make history: President Obama declares first Atlantic Ocean National Monument - from National Geographic, September 2016

Hope is the Thing with Feathers - After forty years, Steve Kress's Project Puffin goes global - from Maine Magazine, September 2016

Obama Announces the Atlantic's First Marine Monument, Protecting a Vital Underwater Ecosystem - from, September 2016

Why Some Puffin Colonies Thrived and One Barely Survived This Summer - from, August 2016

It's Been a Tough Year for Puffins on Machias Seal Island - from Maine Public Broadcasting (MPBN), August 2016

Puffin chicks in Gulf of Maine’s largest colony starve to death at record rate - from Portland Press Herald, August 2016

Puffin Wintering Grounds Need To Be Protected - from Huffington Post, August 2016

Voices: A bird's-eye view of climate change - from USA Today, July 2016

Puffin TV captures the successful restoration of a threatened seabird to its Maine habitat - from PRI - Living on Earth, July 2016

Everyone's Favorite Bird Cams Are Back! - from Motherboard, July 2016

Fish and Fledging - from Vineyard Gazette, July 2016

The Top 5 Wildlife Livestreams for People Stuck Indoors this Summer - from Inverse, July 2016

5 of the Most Addictive Wildlife Cams on the Web - from The Science Explorer, June2016

Laureates fight to save birds - from Rolex Awards for Enterprise, March 2016

Tracing the arrival and disappearance of Puffin M - from The Boston Globe, March 2016

Scientists: Puffins might spend the winter off New Jersey - from The Washington Times, February 2016

Adorable Puffins are Tougher Than They Look - from National Geographic, February 2016

Researchers discover mystery behind where puffins spend the winter - from Mother Nature Network, February 2016

Scientists Have Cracked the Mystery of Where Puffins Winter - from Atlas Obscura, February 2016

Puffin mystery solved! Scientists learn secrets of Maine birds' Migration - from Christian Science Monitor, February 2016

Scientists solve mystery behind where puffins spend winter - from The Weather Network, February 2016

Audubon Scientists Uncover Winter Home of Maine Atlantic Puffins - from eNews Park Forest, February 2016

The Puffin Bred on These Rocks (BOOK REVIEW) - from The American Birding Association's ABA Blog, November 2015

Puffin Problems in Europe Should Trigger Call to Action for Ocean Conservation - from (Source: Cornell Univ.), November 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock - from The Condor, October 2015 (Note: A PDF version is available HERE.)

Can Animal Cams Help Stave Off Climate Change? - from Outside Magazine online, October 2015

Winged Victory - from Cornell Alumni Magazine, September/October 2015

How Puffins made it back to Maine's Egg Rock - from, September 2015

Spending a Summer on an Island of Birds - from Bowdoin News, August 2015

These Perfect Photos of Maine's Puffins Will Give You Hope About Nature - from Reader's Digest, August 2015  (Note: article link no longer available)

Saving seabirds, a species at a time - from Rolex Awards for Enterprise, July 2015

Cornell professor dedicates life to saving Atlantic Puffins - from Ithaca Voice, July 2015

Book review: 'Project Puffin' explores complicated return of Maine coastal icon - from Portland Press Herald, July 2015

Plan the Perfect Maine Coastal Road Trip, the Easy Way - from, June 2015

Hope or despair? The highs and lows of saving seabirds (Project Puffin book information) - from NewScientist, June 2015

The Threatened Atlantic Puffins Are Nesting And It's Adorable - from, June 2015

The "Improbable" Success of Project Puffin - from, June 2015

Need a break? Here are 6 videos of nature to watch LIVE right now - from Upworthy, June 2015

BEAK PEEK! Live from Maine's Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge, it's Puffin Cam! - from onEarth, June 2015

Saving puffins and 'King Penguin,' too - from The Cornell Chronicle, June 2015

Time to awaken your primal desire to hang out with a puffin - from Grist, June 2015

Atlantic puffins are a landmark success story - from Tallahassee Democrat, May 2015

The Puffin Project - from Living On Earth (PRI's Environmental News Magazine), May 2015

Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest To Bring A Beloved Seabird Back To Egg Rock - from WGBH's Forum Network, May 2015

A Puffin Colony's 40-Year Journey Back to Maine - from, May 2015

KPCW's This Green Earth - May 5, 2015 - Project Puffin - from, May 2015

The Puffin project - from, May 2015

Sailing Superyacht Whisper Donating to Project Puffin - from, April 2015

What it takes to restore the puffin to Maine's islands - from, April 2015

Well deserved: AOU honors puffin conservationist, bird-coloration expert - from, December 2014

To Get Your Hands On A Seabird You Have To Go 'Grubbing' - from, October 2014

A cold winter leads to more successful nests for Maine’s charismatic Atlantic Puffin - from Birdwatching Magazine (, October 2014

Puffins Project Keeps Popular Seabirds in N.E. - from, August 2014 (Note: article link no longer available)

Puffins: A small bird defies big odds - Human intervention, not nature, will ensure the puffin’s survival - from, August 2014

Bold Coast: Mustard and Puffins - from, August 2014

Scientists ask bird oglers to help study puffins - from, August 2014

Puffin Watchers Wanted For Online Webcam Research Project - from Emilio Cogliani Blog (originally:, August 2014

‘You see one puffin, you’ve seen ‘em all’ - from, August 2014

The Best Fan Photos From Audubon And's Puffin And Osprey Cams - from, July 2014

Adorable Puffin Chick Will Ruin Your Plans For the Day - from, July 2014

Seabirds by sail - from, July (August issue) 2014

Webcams provide up-close look at nesting puffins, ospreys in Maine - from (Mother Nature Network), June 2014

Streaming Eagles - from, June 2014

Squee! See Newly Hatched Osprey Chicks on Live 'Critter Cam' - from, June 2014

Meet the Filmmaker Who Is Installing Live Cams All Over the World - from, June 2014

Climate Change is Killing the Puffins We Fought So Hard to Save - from, June 2014

Bird Sightings - from, June 2014

Project Puffin becomes successful in establishing colonies - from, June 2014

The Puffin Cam Will Break Your Heart - from, June 2014

Something is seriously wrong on the East Coast — and it’s killing all the baby puffins - from (cross-post from - see previous article), June 2014

Something Is Seriously Wrong on the East Coast—and It's Killing All the Baby Puffins  - from, May/June 2014

Puffin-Cam Calamity, Congress Shoots Down Military on Climate, C'mon Chimp—Time for Your Ebola Shot - from, May 2014

National Audubon Society Announces 2014 Professional Callison Award Winner - Dr. Stephen Kress Recognized For Seabird Restoration Program - from, May 2014

Dr. Steve Kress: State Of The Puffin - from, May 2014

Watching for Fish in the Puffin's Beak - from Smithsonian Ocean Portal, November 2013

A Crazy Idea to Bring Back Atlantic Puffins is a Success - from Audubon Magazine, September/October 2013

A man, a plan and an island of puffins - from The Columbus Dispatch, September 2013

Save the Puffins! - from The Weather Channel, August 2013 (Note: article/video link no longer available)

On A Rocky Maine Island, Puffins Are Making A Tenuous Comeback - from NPR, August 2013

Living simply to help save Seal Island's puffins - from NBC Nightly News, August 2013

Project Puffin celebrates 40 years, addresses new dangers - from, July 2013

For the Birds: Everybody’s individual path to environmental consciousness is different. Curious, though, how many of them turn out to be flight paths - from WILD LIFE (by David Gessner), July 2013

Researchers: Maine's puffin population is at risk - from New England Cable News (, July 2013

Puffins Return To Maine For Nesting Season, But Climate Peril Looms [PHOTOS] - from International Business Times, July 2013

Puffins flock home to Maine islands - from AP Photos, July 2013

For the birds! Guests ruffle KLG, Hoda's feathers - from The TODAY Show, July 2013

Puffins flock home to Maine islands - from MSN news, July 2013


Atlantic puffins in peril in U.S. - from The Denver Post, June 2013

Warming oceans are killing baby puffins - from Grist, June 2013

Puffins in Peril - from Time For Kids, June 2013

Atlantic puffins are in danger - from The Washington Post, June 2013

Scientists warn Atlantic puffins in peril in US - from Bloomberg Business Week News, June 2013 (Note: article link no longer available)

Warming Ocean Puts Puffins in Peril - from, June 2013

Atlantic puffin population is in danger, scientists warn - from The Guardian (UK), June 2013

Scientists warn Atlantic puffins in peril in US - from Star Tribune, June 2013

Puffins in peril as food supply falters - from Japan Times, June 2013

Project Puffin celebrates 40 years, addresses new dangers - from, July 2013

Project Puffin, Eastern Egg Rock - from, November 2012

The Puffin Charmer: By thinking like a social bird, Stephen Kress brought puffins back to the United States - from "DOERS" on, November 2012

A Puffin Reality Show - from WBUR's HERE AND NOW radio show at, June 2012

An Eye on the Sea from Above: What Seabirds Tell Us About the Gulf of Maine - from, May 2012

Help a Puffin Colony! Just dig in to Puffins cereal - from, Earth Issue 2012 (with photos by Bill Scholtz, in collaboration with Project Puffin)

Tracking puffins helps scientists learn about unusual bird - by Ann Cameron Siegal, from KidsPost -, March 2012

Puffins: It’s better in Bermuda - Editorial from, February 2012

The Secret Life of the Rambling Puffin - by Jim Robbins, from, February 2012

Where Do Puffins Go in the Winter? - Editorial from, January 2012

Ripple Marks: The Story Behind the Story - The Gulf of Maine: Between a Rock and a Hard Place? Slack Tide for Seabirds - by Cheryl Lyn Dybas, from Oceanography - The Official Magazine of the Oceanography Society, Volume 24 | Number 3 | September 2011

Pies on Parade: my new favorite Rockland festival - by Eva Murray, from Village Soup Community Network (Herald Gazette), January 2011

Hatching My Passion - by Steve Kress, from, October 2010

Back to the source - by Pete Dunne, from Birder's World magazine, October 2010

A Puffin Comeback - Cover story from Smithsonian magazine, June 2010 (read the follow-up blog by author Michelle Nijhuis, by clicking HERE)

Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures - Project Puffin episode has been airing on two stations in California in January - KCVU-CR (FOX) - Chico/Redding, CA and KRON-SF (MyTV) - San Francisco, CA - according to alerts from, January 2010 (NOTE: need password to use site)


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