The Maine Coastal Islands Visitor Center and Headquarters in Rockland is currently closed in the interest of public health & safety. Check the status of the refuge trails and visitor center here: CLICK FOR UPDATES

Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center

Located at 9 Water Street, Rockland, Maine

The Maine Coastal Islands Visitor Center and Headquarters in Rockland is currently closed in the interest of public health & safety. Check the status of the refuge trails and visitor center here:

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Celebrate Wildlife Refuge Week Virtually

Maine Coastal Islands NWR’s Park Ranger will go live on Facebook to talk about the work of the wildlife refuge and featured wildlife on Wednesday, October 14th at, 11 a.m. EDT. The program is part of National Wildlife Refuge Week, Wildlife Wednesday. Visit the refuge Facebook page for more wildlife refuge week posts. For more information, contact Kate Owen, Park Ranger, at Katherine_owen@fws.gov or 207-594-0600.

Wednesday, December 2, 6:30 p.m.  via Zoom & FB Live – Don Reimer, birder, columnist, author, introduces us to his newly published book, Seen Anything Good.  This book is about everyday people and the birds that inhabit and share the natural environment with them. Registration details coming in November.

START your art project TODAY – Juried Nature Art Show – Evoking the Magic of Maine’s Coast & Islands – Friday, May 7, 2021, 5 p.m. Themes of abundance, beauty & change. Support FOMCI and have your art, if selected, hang in the Art Gallery at our Visitor Center in Rockland during the month of May.  For all ages, most media accepted.  Contact us for more details about guidelines.

SAVE the DATE – Sunday, July 11, 2021, 4 p.m. – Annual Seabird Cruise to Petit Manan Island – Support FOMCI, support the Refuge, talk to Refuge biologists and see the nesting seabirds of Petit Manan Island.   Cruise leaves from Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co (our hosts) – all proceeds support FOMCI.