Tag Archives: SEABIRD

Going Off the Deep End

I have been eagerly anticipating the August overnight trip to the continental shelf with See Life Paulagics since I signed up at the end of the January expedition. The final few days of waiting turned out to be a bit … Continue reading

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Seabirds and Storm Waifs

I could tell from the gradually lightening sky that the sun had risen, but the gloomy, gray conditions shrouding the docks kept it hidden from sight. With my poncho pulled tight over my head and my gear, I shuffled onto … Continue reading

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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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The Booby Prize

“Birds have wings and tend to use them.” This oft-referenced birder adage is commonly attributed to Roger Tory Peterson, the father of the modern field guide. Every species of animal has a range of natural occurrence. Some can be found … 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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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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