Friends of Maine’s Seabird Islands

Welcome to the Friends of Maine’s Seabird Islands! We are a non-profit, community-based organization founded in 2003 by local individuals dedicated to encouraging the conservation and appreciation of seabirds, their nesting and coastal habitats, and to support the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge.

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Get your tickets now for our 8th annual Seabird Island Cruise! Sunday August 3 5pm-7:30pm Bar Harbor, Maine

 $50 Per Person,
$45 for FOMSI Members

Light refreshments served.

Sponsored by Bar Harbor Whalewatch,  Downeast Chapter of Maine Audubon Society, Eastern Tire in Rockland, and Diving Rod wines.

Wine provided by Janice & Marc Mondavi


We sponsor programs at the Visitor Center of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge at 9 Water Street in Rockland, Maine.

If you would like to receive e-alerts of upcoming programs for families and/or adults, please contact us at:


We also manage a beautiful art gallery at the Visitor Center.  Join us for First Friday Art Walks in Rockland from 5-8 p.m. to view art that inspires and supports our conservation message.

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Summer Island Interns

FOMSI supports both the Refuge and its close partner, the National Audubon Society’s Puffin Project, by contributing funds for seabird research and supporting student interns working on the seabird nesting islands during the summer.  These interns are critical to the nesting success of our seabirds, protecting them from disturbance by humans and predators.

With the help of laptops that FOMSI purchased the summer island interns blog about their daily experiences.  The blog can be found at