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Puffins billing | Photo by Keenan Yakola

Puffins billing | Photo by Keenan Yakola

Puffins – and now Cormorants – are live on explore!

Summer’s right around the corner, and with it come the puffins! The colorful-billed seabirds have begun their annual return to the Gulf of Maine’s Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge to settle in for the nesting season, and now you can watch it all live on explore!

The colony of Atlantic Puffins spent last fall in Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence before flying south to winter in the waters far off the coasts of New York and New Jersey. Now they’ve returned to Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge to pair up and raise chicks, tending to one egg per nest.

Explore, together with our partner Audubon’s Project Puffin, brings you our series of live cams from Seal Island.

The Burrow Cam puts you in the home of a puffin family fo a unique and intimate view of their nesting life. We’ll watch them share parenting duties, with both mom and dad incubating an egg and feeding their chick freshly caught fish.

The Loafing Ledge and Boulder Berm cams take us out on the rocky surface of Seal Island to catch the whole puffin colony greeting, billing, and courting each other. We’ll also see other nesting seabirds like razorbills, murres, and arctic terns, not to mention gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.

Plus we have an ALL-NEW Cormorant Cam where we can watch these seabirds perform flamboyant mating dances and care for their families. This is the first and only Cormorant Cam in the world! Come check it out!

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EXPLORE The Complete – Puffin Burrow Live Camera Experience