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Several Pairs of Loafers

The Puffin Loafing Ledge is back in action with Common Murres, Razorbills and Puffins lining the rocky shores of Seal Island. Here’s a few facts to help navigate those flying friends this season:

  1. Razorbills are taller than puffins with a flat, black beak.
  2. Black Guillemots are jaunty seabirds with black bodies and white shoulders – they have bright red feet and mouth lining.
  3. Common Murres may show up on the ledge, too; identify them by their distinctive pointed beak.
  4. You may also see Audubon Project Puffin interns. They don’t fly, but are spending the summer studying and protecting puffins and other species!

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(Thanks to explore.org fan, mmharris44, for the snapshot!)