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Daily Dose of Love: Not Just Puffins On The Puffin Boulder

Tern Tern Terns! Sure, cute and colorful puffins are the marquee stars of the Audubon Puffin Boulder Berm Cam, but thousands of other seabirds make Maine’s Seal Island their summer home, too. Arctic terns, guillemots, murres, and seagulls enjoy the sun, surf, and sanctuary the island provides to raise their own families! Rick | explore.org

Those Teenaged Years Can Be Hard

While Puffins often steal the show on the Project Puffin Live Cams, the Terns and Black Guillemots have their day as well. Here, a juvenile Tern hangs out on the Puffin Loafing Ledge. “As the [Tern] chicks grow, they get more and more feathers and start to look like their parents. It takes about four weeks for them

Murres of Seal Island

We visited the Razorbills/Auks of  the Puffin Loafing Ledge, now meet the Murres. Abundant, penguin-like birds of the cooler northern oceans, Common Murres can be seen sitting upright on cliffs. Common Murres weigh about 2.2 pounds (990 grams), and measure about 17.5 inches in length, with a wingspan of 26 inches. Sexes look similar, with a