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We always forget about the little black guillemot, a relative of the puffin. On a worldwide basis, it’s more rare than a puffin … they’re like little black holes—people just don’t notice them. They’re all black except for these small white wing patches, and they have lovely red feet and red mouth lining. So we decided that since we never really do too much with the guillemots, that once a year we’d celebrate them on Guillemot Appreciation Day, June 27, with song and dance and poems.

Susan Schubel, Project Puffin Outreach Educator