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Project Puffin: News from Pond Island

Two pairs of common eiders as seen through a researchers scope. Eiders are commonly known as “sea-ducks” and are found in the northern hemisphere from the New England coast to Alaska and even northern Russia.

Tim Wootton

Tim Wootton, one of Scotland’s most celebrated bird artists is showing his seabird art at the Project Puffin Visitor Center in Rockland, Maine. His work features watercolor and acrylic paintings of seabirds from across the Atlantic. Wootton paints from life, near his home in Orkney, Scotland but these northern latitude seabird species are also found

Casual Duck Day

Stratton Island Supervisors Emily and John observe Casual Duck Day with a pair of bemused eiders. Once a year on Stratton, a group of volunteers conducts an eider census of the island. Walking in a spread out line, the group cuts across the island, marking the edge of their survey with flags. Wading through the

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.