The Bowdoin Scientific Station (BSS) is a biological field station operated by Bowdoin College since 1935. The field station (44.48°N, 66.79°W) is located just south of the island of Grand Manan in New Brunswick, Canada, and includes three islands: Kent, Sheep, and Hay. Research on the station includes the maintenence of long term data sets on Leach's storm petrels, Savannah sparrows, tree swallows, and intertidal marine invertebrates and algae. Other research includes pollination ecology, forest ecology, bat biology, fisheries, and marine mammals. The station also hosts a student Artist in Residence each summer. The Bowdoin Scientific Station has been a member of the Organization of Biological Field Stations since 1988. Key living and research facilities have been renovated with support from the National Science Foundation and generous donations from alumni.


• Promote world-class scientific research on the organisms and habitats of the Bay of Fundy

• Support the liberal arts mission of Bowdoin College, the activities of the broader scientific community, and those who live around the Bay of Fundy

• Train students to become future leaders of their fields

• Protect the flora, fauna and environmental quality of the Bay of Fundy

• Provide a rustic working and living environment that is free of distractions, allowing scientists and students to become fully immersed in their work and living community, and

• Provide a focal point to encourage collaboration and discourse among all members of the Bowdoin community as well as visitors and researchers at the field station.

Fred Field Station View

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