Update: The banded puffin has been ID’d as AH54. A note from Seal Island Supervisor Keenan Yakola, “We just found AH54 in our database. AH54 was banded as an adult on Matinicus Rock in 2002. It first came to Seal Island NWR in 2005 and has been seen on Seal Island NWR every summer since
What’s In A Name?
What would you name a puffin if you could? When Project Puffin researchers successfully trap an unbanded puffin, they are given the privilege of naming the bird. With tens and possibly hundreds being captured each season, there are often repeat popular names. Consequently researchers must strive to find quirky, silly, and original names. This list