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Southward migration

What a whirlwind the end of the season has been! The birds are all packing in those fat reserves with the fall harvest of berries and seeds and the insects that buzz over fallen booty from the fruiting trees. From … 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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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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The Puffineers

The Puffineers of Project Puffin! This group of intrepid field researchers join forces at the beginning of the summer in Bremen, Maine, the base camp for Project Puffin and soon part ways after training to spend their summer on an … 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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