Home sweet home on Eastern and Western Brother's Islands, the northernmost islands in the refuges.

Preparing Maine’s Seabird Islands for Summer

5/31/2012 - Now that our summer intern program has begun, crews are busy preparing the islands of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuges for the seabirds that call them home each summer. Here are two reports, from Metinic and from Eastern and Western Brother's Islands. From Metinic, the crew of Chelsea… SEE MORE
A beautiful Magnolia Warbler sitting on top of a washed-up lobster trap.

Migrant Birds Spotted on Petit Manan Island

5/24/2012 - Starting the day we arrived on the island, we have been keeping track of all the bird species that we’ve seen. In just over two weeks, our list has exceeded fifty different bird species! The majority of them are migrants — birds that are passing through on their way to… SEE MORE
A dogfish shark, part of the new touch-tank shark and skate exhibit at the Save the Bay aquarium in Newport.

Sharks, Touch-Tank to Greet Aquarium Visitors

5/22/2012 - Four dogfish sharks have just arrived at our aquarium in Newport! They are part of a new touch-tank shark and skate exhibit that will be open to the public on Saturday, May 26, when the aquarium reopens for the summer season. The center will remain open daily through Labor Day… SEE MORE
View from the top of the Petit Manan lighthouse of the boathouse and Green Island in the distance.

Research Season Begins on Maine’s Islands

5/17/2012 - On Petit Manan Island, the savannah sparrows are singing, the violets are flowering, the seabirds are arriving… and we are fully adorned in layers of long johns, fleece, wool, and winter hats. The temperatures are significantly cooler out here than on the main land, but that hasn’t deterred the birds!… SEE MORE

Newport Third Graders Pitch In to Restore Sachuest Point

5/17/2012 - Save The Bay, Newport Schools, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service teamed up this year to bring a new hands-on, marine science program to every third grade classroom in Newport. The program culminates May 18 with a restoration project from 8:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Sachuest Point. Students… SEE MORE