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Category: education and research
Goals: To protect the Maine coast's seabird nesting islands, conduct research that has conservation value for managing seabirds, and educate the general public about Maine's marine ecology.
Protection of ten important seabird nesting islands; research and management programs to restore populations of Atlantic puffins, and Arctic, roseate, and common terns on four islands; and seabird/ wildlife boat trips from Boothbay Harbor, New Harbor, and Rockland. Classroom activities for elementary schools led by an Audubon naturalist concerning seabird ecology and conservation and boat tours to Audubon sanctuaries.
Resources: Egg Rock Update (annual newsletter of the National Audubon Society); and Puffin Project which reviews research and sanctuary activities in Maine.
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