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No Tippi Hedren here, just colonies of amazing terns – who make the longest migratory journey of all birds.

The return of warm weather brings hundreds of birds to the sanctuary in Seal Island, Maine. Our Ospreys and Great Horned Owls have recently returned for the mating season, and soon the Puffin Project and Arctic Tern Cams will return in early summer.

From our partners at the Audubon Society:

Seal Island NWR supports a diverse seabird colony with nesting Atlantic Puffins, Razorbills, Black Guillemots, Leach’s Storm-petrels, Arctic, Common and occasionally Roseate Terns, Common Eiders, Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls, and Double-crested and Great Cormorants. Common Murres are also present, though not breeding on the island. Spring and fall migration can be outstanding; 224 species (including breeding birds) have been recorded on the island since 2000, including several Maine rarities such as Yellow-nosed Albatross, Red-billed Tropicbird, Ash-throated Flycatcher and Prothonotary Warbler.

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