The 7-acre Eastern Egg Rock is home to the world’s first restored Atlantic puffin colony. Kevin Bell, a former island steward who’s now head of Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, was part of the first group that in 1975 helped Audubon Project Puffin’s Richard Kress collect puffin chicks in Newfoundland and bring them to Eastern Egg Rock in Muscongus Bay. “Looking back on it 45 years later,” Bell said, “it was an incredible experience to be part of a project that really has been a model for successfully relocating seabirds around the globe.”

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