The Seabird Institute, formerly known as Project Puffin, is responsible for bringing Atlantic Puffins and other seabirds back to the Gulf of Maine since the 1970’s. Join us for Sips and Seabirds, where you will learn about the scientific methods that brought these seabirds back to Maine and continue to benefit seabirds around the world. 

The Seabird Institute is proud to partner with local breweries, cideries and wineries throughout the state to share the magic of seabirds with communities across Maine. At this Paint-N-Sip style event, you’ll learn about why seabird restoration techniques were developed, how these techniques are helping seabirds around the world and paint your very own Least Tern decoy to take home!

Want to see Sips and Seabirds programming come to a Maine based location near you? Let us know and we’ll see what we can do!

Saturday, July 9th, 2022
Join us for PUFFIN PALOOZA!  

This family friendly event will occur at the Todd Wildlife Sanctuary in Bremen, ME, from 10:00am-3:00pm. Featuring an educational Seabird Scavenger Hunt throughout our mainland facility, Puffin Palooza! will encourage attendees to explore the Todd Wildlife Sanctuary in search of sponsored seabird decoys decorated by local businesses. Other highlights of the day include scheduled bird walks, music, crafts, a silent auction and more!


Seabird Saturdays at Pemaquid Point

Between the hours of 9AM-1PM on the last Saturday of each month, Audubon's Seabird Institute will be on site at the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. With a spotting scope and loaner optics available, park visitors can learn how to use these observation tools and how to identify the seabirds seen from the park’s rocky shore during this free program. 

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