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:

Best of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge

Come learn about the best of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge with Refuge Biologist, Sara Williams on November 18 at 6:30 p.m. over zoom.  Sara will highlight three aspects of the refuge: (1) 2020 seabird island update; (2) research and monitoring on the seabirds; and (3) Sara’s favorite places in the refuge.  This is sure to be an informative and fun evening for all.  Register at: http://bit.ly/bestofMCI.  The program also will be livestreamed on the Friends of Maine Coastal Islands NWR Facebook page.

Wednesday, December 2, 6:30 p.m.  via Zoom & FB Live – Don Reimer will share photos and discuss his new book Seen Anything Good? that spans six decades of bird observations in mid-coastal Maine. Following the presentation, Don will answer questions from audience members about the book, and all matters of birds in general. Register at:  https://bit.ly/seenanythinggood.

START your art project TODAY – Juried Nature Art Show – Evoking the Magic of Maine’s Coast & Islands – May 2021 – 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.  Note: Depending on status of pandemic, this might be virtual.  Stay tuned.

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.