Puffin Loafing Ledge
Pets, Animals - Birds
Atlantic Puffins spend most of their time at sea — coming to land each spring to breed in colonies on northern coastal islands, like Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge in Maine, home to the puffins visible on our live “loafing ledge” cam. While puffins, with their colorful bills, are the stars of the loafing ledge, lucky viewers may also catch a glimpse of three other striking black and white seabirds. Razorbills are taller than puffins with a flat, black beak. And watch for Black Guillemots, jaunty seabirds with black bodies and white shoulders - they have bright red feet and mouth lining. Common Murres may show up on the ledge, too; identify them by their distinctive pointed beak. You may also see Audubon Project Puffin interns who are spending the summer studying and protecting puffins and other species.
Puffins best viewing hours: 5:00am - 9:00pm ET
This cam is part of explore.org's Pearls of the Planet initiative, created to help people fall in love with the world again. explore.org is a philanthropic media organization and division of the Annenberg Foundation.
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