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Project Puffin Research Supervisors Keenan Yakola and Isabel Brofsky appreciate guillemots

An International Holiday for an Underappreciated Seabird

By Isabel Brofksy, Project Puffin Research Supervisor on Seal Island The past week on Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge has been an exciting one for our smallest alcid, the Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle). On Wednesday, June 29th, a cool, rainy morning, the Audubon Guillemot Burrow cam’s first chick pushed its way out of its egg

Black Guillemot nest with eggs

A Quick Guide to Guillemot Eggs

We continue our series of posts detailing the different eggs of Seal Island, one of Project Puffin’s research islands, and home to the explore.org Puffin, Arctic Tern, and Guillemot Cams. Seal Island Supervisor Keenan Yakola teaches us about Guillemot eggs.

Project Puffin: News from Eastern Egg Rock

A volunteer helps out with guillemot productivity: weighing and measuring chicks to get a sense of how the population is doing. Photo courtesy of: Kate MacNamee

News from Eastern Egg Rock

An Egg Rock resident intern holds an adult guillemot, freshly grubbed. Photo courtesy of: Kate MacNamee

Happy International Guillemot Day!

In celebration of Guillemot Day, Project Puffin staff on Seal Island made these delicious cupcakes. The extra touches of the white patch on the wing and the cranberry red feet made these treats very special! Photo Courtesy of: Jenny Howard

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