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Visit our Nature Store at the Visitor Center

Please visit us at our new and improved store for interesting and useful nature-related gift items:

Maine Coastal Islands NWR Visitor Center,
9 Water St (PO Box 1231), 
Rockland, ME 04841

Our Nature Store has a diverse selection of items for nature lovers of all ages. Our children’s items include nature and field guides, story books, outdoor activity books, binoculars, stuffed animals, puzzles, games and sticker and coloring books. Adults can select from a variety of field guides, hiking and biking maps, nature and birding books, and Northeast and New England reference folding guides on birds, whales, butterflies, raptors and the night sky. We have reusable bags, wind bells, earrings, and nature cards and photos from local artists. Our Refuge and Friends’ logo wear includes t-shirts, sweatshirts and hats. Highlighted below is our signature “Seabird Nesting Islands of Maine” map.

Seabird Nesting Islands of Maine Map

This decorative and highly detailed map, 15″ by 40″, shows both surface and undersea topography. It also shows main roads, county boundaries and towns.

Friends of Maine Coastal Islands NWR has published, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a large, full-color map of the seabird nesting islands off the coast of Maine.

Maps can be purchased directly from the Friends of Maine Coastal Islands NWR at the visitor center.

Flat maps are $26.38 and laminated maps are $42.20 (tax included) plus $8 shipping and handling. Mounted maps are only available in the store.  Please send a check to P.O. Box 1231, Rockland, ME 04841. All proceeds support FOMCI.

Maps are also available at:

Down East

  • Maine Coastal Islands NWR
    Water St.
    Milbridge, ME 04858
    207-546-2124
  • Sherman’s Book Store
    56 Main Street
    Bar Harbor, ME 04609
    207-288-3161

Midcoast

  • Archipelago
    386 Main St.
    Rockland, ME 04841
    207-594-9209
  • Granite Hall Store
    9 Back Shore Road
    Round Pond, ME 04564
    207-529-5864
  • Project Puffin
    311 Main St.
    Rockland, ME 04841
    207-596-5566
  • Sea Star Shop
    P.O. Box 238
    Port Clyde, ME 04855
    207-372-8848

Midcoast

  • Sherman’s Maine Coast Bookshop
    158 Main St.
    Damariscotta, ME 04543
    207-563-3207
  • Sherman’s Book Store
    5 Commercial St.
    Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
    207-633-7262
  • Sherman ‘s Books
    14 Main St.
    Camden, ME 04843
    07-236-2223

Southern Maine

  • Sherman’s Book Store
    128 Main St.
    Freeport, ME 04032
    207-869-9000
  • Sherman’s Book Store
    49 Exchange St.
    Portland, ME 04101
    207-773-4100