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Puffin Parenting

explorecams: Both parents trying to keep dry on the Puffin Burrow cam.


A pretty puffin patiently protects its potential progeny in this peaceful and practical place.

Hatch Video!

For those of you who missed seeing the first Hog Island osprey chick hatch, check out this short video clip put together by explore.org! Enjoy! http://explore.org/#!/videos/player/night-hatchling-osprey

John James Audubon’s Birthday And The First Egg Has Arrived!

At 2:48AM EST on a clear Maine night under the full moon Rachel laid her first egg. We are excited to see Rachel and Steve start their family, and we can look forward to another egg or two within the next three or so days. The egg, which emerges as a clean pale orb, forms

Nestling Up

Leaning its speckled and downy head along its parent’s wing, this common tern chick enjoys the warmth in the small scrape of a nest on Eastern Egg Rock. Photo Courtesy of Stella Walsh