Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge


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Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o Maine Coastal Islands NWR
PO Box 495
Milbridge, ME 04656

Phone:207-236-6970
Established: 1972.
Location:58 miles east of Brunswick.
Special Features:Through it Project Puffin, the National Audubon Society successfully reintroduced Atlantic puffins to the island by transporting chicks from Newfoundland, Canada. Puffins now nest on the island after a 150 year absence, supporting more than 230 pairs.
Habitats: 65-acre tree-less island with rocky shores and grassy areas.
Access: Closed to the public.
Wild life: Puffins, common terns, arctic terns, common eiders, black guillemots, and harbor and gray seals.

See other parks in Maine.
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Audubon researchers recovered geolocators from two Puffins tagged at Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge in 2009.