Tag Archives: PUFFIN

Flocks of Auks

It’s been some time since I’ve been out on the sea, and even longer since I’ve been on a boat out of New York. I joined the Long Island birding community relatively late, and that had some drawbacks. Various rare … Continue reading

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Rolling Over the Billows

Autumn is an unusual, transitional time for many living things. The impact of this change isn’t limited to trees losing leaves and people starting classes. As winter approaches, animals take advantage of the remaining resources of summer productivity. This is … Continue reading

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Avian Haven

Friday was a slow day at the center. My coworker, Pete, and I were fielding questions and running the shop while visitors came and went as usual. Towards mid-afternoon we got an interesting phone call: a family camping nearby had … Continue reading

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Slime Time Radio

Most of my posts so far have focused on seabirds and other creatures of the deep, due to the nature of my job and current location on the coast of Maine. I do, however, have interests beyond birding and marine … Continue reading

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Sea Beasties

Yesterday morning was the last Puffin Tour out of Boothbay Harbor. The good Captain Tabor and I took a full boat of 151 passengers out to Eastern Egg Rock. It was a beautiful day with glass-like sea conditions and blue … Continue reading

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Shut It Down

The Project Puffin research islands have officially closed for the season. Our home base in Bremen, which has only hosted a handful of staff until now, is flooded with interns and volunteers from the various field stations. This is definitely … Continue reading

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Turn of the Seasons

One of the most interesting aspects of seasonal biology jobs is watching the world around you change as the months pass. I arrived in Maine in late May and will be here until the end of October: a sizable sample of the … Continue reading

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