The National Audubon Society's Dr. Steve Kress started Project Puffin in 1973 in an effort to learn how to restore puffins to historic nesting islands in the Gulf of Maine. The project has grown steadily over the years, and today puffins are once again flourishing along the coast of Maine. The project continues today, thanks to those who help us to continue the work through generous donations and support. We encourage you to visit some of our locations and participate in our programs - at the Visitor Center, Hog Island Audubon Camp, via a boat tour, or perhaps participating as a volunteer in the field - doing so can be a fun experience for you, and in the process, will also help seabirds.
Join us for legendary 6-day birding and environmental education programs for adults, teens and families.
Our island conservation and research program is an integrated monitoring, management and research effort.
The Project Puffin Visitor Center (PPVC) is located at 311 Main Street in downtown Rockland, Maine. The center opened its doors officially on July 1, 2006.
Project Puffin offers interactive, creative, and inquiry-based activities for children in grades 2-6.
Local companies offer a unique opportunity to view the thriving colony at Eastern Egg Rock.
Each summer we hire research assistants, supervisors and educators to work with us in Maine.
Adopt now and receive: A Certificate of Adoption, A biography of "your" puffin, and The book How We Brought Puffins Back To Egg Rock by Stephen Kress.
There are many ways that you can get involved with Project Puffin to help us make a difference for seabirds worldwide!