We love them. Now protect them and their habitats.

Photo: Derrick Z. Jackson

Seabirds, especially those that nest far offshore, are often out of sight and out of mind. Learn more about the Seabird Institute’s priority birds, how you can watch them from the comfort of your own home, and ways you can help birds near you with native plants.

Seabird Institute Birds of Concern

Atlantic Puffin

Latin:  Fratercula arctica

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Black Guillemot

Latin:  Cepphus grylle

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Latin:  Alca torda

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Common Murre

Latin:  Uria aalge

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Common Tern

Latin:  Sterna hirundo

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Arctic Tern

Latin:  Sterna paradisaea

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Roseate Tern

Latin:  Sterna dougallii

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Least Tern

Latin:  Sternula antillarum

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Leach's Storm-Petrel

Latin:  Hydrobates leucorhous

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Manx Shearwater

Latin:  Puffinus puffinus

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Common Eider

Latin:  Somateria mollissima

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Laughing Gull

Latin:  Leucophaeus atricilla

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Audubon Live Cams

Audubon Live Cams

Watch Maine coast seabirds and osprey build nests and raise their young!

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Plants for Birds
Plants for Birds

Plants for Birds

Birds depend on plants. Find out which plants attract which birds.

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