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.


GALA SEABIRD VIEWING TRIP – Sunday, July 26, 5-7:30 p.m. with Bar Harbor Whalewatch

Viewing puffins at Petit Manan.

Viewing puffins at Petit Manan.

Music, drinks, food & live auction
Staff biologists & researchers on board

Proceeds support seabird restoration!  Read more about this trip and the new partnership being formed.

Tickets are $75 each.  Push the donation button to purchase your ticket today!

Great news!!!!

Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge was recently selected as the third most popular National Wildlife Refuge in the country in a 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest sponsored by USA TODAY. You can see the full list of winners at

Thanks for your votes!!


Check out our great new video about the refuge!




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.

Intern with Bird
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

2014 Annual newsletter is now here!