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:

Becoming a Climate Change Artist with Marnie Sinclair

Wednesday, April 21, 6:30 p.m.

Register at:  http://bit.ly/3rcw1Wj

On the eve of Earth Day, Wednesday, April 21, 6:30 p.m., Marnie Sinclair from Damariscotta, Maine, will share her journey on how she became a climate change artist. This journey will take you from her childhood in a rich tropical Cuban environment to raising a family on a mini-farm, working in an art collaborative in Boston, making a movie and creating a book.  Marnie also will exhibit her art at the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center this summer.

Bird Time on the Coast

Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and Friends of Maine Coastal Islands (FOMCI) NWR are proud to sponsor a new bird watching series called “Bird Time on the Coast”.  This new series will include local bird experts who are knowledgeable about birds in our area, and will lead trips to some of their favorite bird hotspots along the coast of Maine.  Bird Time on the Coast is open to all birding watching abilities from beginners to advanced.

Registration is required to participate (we’ll have registration forms up soon).  Walks are free and scheduled from 7:00 am to 9:30 am.  Please plan to wear waterproof footwear, put on insect repellant, and bring binoculars if you have them.  The trips are limited to the first 10 people due to covid restrictions.

Walks for April and May are:  April 22, April 29, May 4, May 13, May 18, May 20 and May 27.  Go to this link for a description of each walk, location and registration:  Bird Time at the Coast Registration

The Maine Coastal Islands Art Gallery housed in our Rockland ME Visitor Center will host an art exhibition on climate change.  The show will feature climate change artists, Jill Pelto, Marnie Sinclair and Sally Loughridge.  We also are inviting artists to submit their climate change art to be selected to show in one of our galleries during this exhibition, which runs from July through October.  More details coming soon.

Because of COVID-19, we will not being doing our Seabird Cruise to Petit Manan Island this July 2021.  We have rescheduled for Sunday, July 10, 2022 when it will be safe for all to participate in this fundraising event.