Tag Archives: seabirds

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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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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Another summer soon departed..

Well, things are really wrapping up here on¬†the island. Amid clouds of voracious mosquitoes, Frank and I finished taking down the last of the blinds. These¬†somewhat rickety little enclosures, or hides, acted as my work cubicle for the summer and … 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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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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