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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

Puffin C3 on Seal Island, Maine

Unlocking the mystery of Puffin C3

By Keenan Yakola – Project Puffin Research Supervisor on Seal Island Phew! Sorry for the delayed post! The past week is one of the busiest weeks on Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge over the course of the summer. We conducted our annual tern, gull and eider census and now we have tern chicks popping out

Puffins billing | Photo by Keenan Yakola

Puffins – and now Cormorants – are live on explore!

Summer’s right around the corner, and with it come the puffins! The colorful-billed seabirds have begun their annual return to the Gulf of Maine’s Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge to settle in for the nesting season, and now you can watch it all live on explore!

Rachel feeds her chicks

The Ospreys Need You, Citizen Scientists!

Audubon and explore.org need your help! As fans and viewers of the Osprey Cam, you are in a unique and exciting position to collect valuable scientific data about ospreys Rachel, Steve, and their future offspring. And it starts by taking a snapshot.

Dr. Steve Kress joins us for a chat

Live Chat Wednesday: Project Puffin’s Steve Kress puts on his Hummingbird Hat

Project Puffin founder and director Dr. Stephen Kress joins us for a live chat Wednesday, March 4th at 4pm ET / 1pm PT at the Bella Hummingbird Nest Cam. While known as an expert in seabird restoration, Dr. Kress will answer all of your hummingbird questions in light of the drama unfolding at Bella’s Nest.

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