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Project Puffin: News from Eastern Egg Rock

A pair of guillemots bill near tern habitat as they prepare for the breeding season. Photo courtesy of: Kate MacNamee


Dowitcher searching for seafood along the coast of Stratton Island. Photo Courtesy of Janine Parziale

Where Do Puffins Go In The Winter?

The Atlantic Puffins that departed from the coast of Maine in late summer will not make landfall again till spring. So where do these stout little seabirds go throughout the cold winter? Anecdotal evidence from fishermen claim that Atlantic Puffins have been sighted in the North Atlantic. Yet no conclusive data has been gathered. Project

If It Quacks Like A Duck…

“If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family Anatidae on our hands.” – Douglas Adams This eider duckling was one of many found during the census on Stratton Island off the coast of Maine.