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The Skimmers of Lido Beach

“Yip, yip, yip!” The sound of seabirds greeted me as I crossed a strip of grassy dunes and was met by the sandy expanse of Lido Beach and the blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The sands were dotted … Continue reading

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A quiet island remains

And so do I.. Wow, this season has sure gone by in a flash of feathers. The Seal Island Fearless Four came off the island on August 11th: We sported three months worth of grime and sun-browned skin. As longtime … Continue reading

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They’re growing up

I know this is Project Puffin, but oh, the terns.. I was there from the beginning, to witness mom and dad in the throes of courtship, wings drooped, tail erect, sharp bill pointed skyward as they strut in circles around … Continue reading

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Chicks galore!

So I was going to write a post about trapping Arctic Terns, which we’ve been busily doing for the past two weeks or so, but that ended when we started getting an influx of feathery fuzzballs, bursting out of eggs … Continue reading

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Foggy Daze

It’s another foggy day, keeping us out of the colony so that we don’t raise the birds off their nests. So I’ll take this morning to bring this baby of a blog up to speed. I got to Maine by … Continue reading

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A return to Seal Island

Welcome to Project Puffin’s own Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge! Located 23 miles off the coast of Maine, I’ll be spending my summer here¬†with four fellow¬†seabird field researchers, living among the birds. We arrived via John Drury’s lobstah boat-turned-biological vessel. … Continue reading

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