Nesting Season 2015
June 1, 2015
Puffin pair, Finn and Phoebe returned to Seal Island for nesting season. They are back in their burrow, and currently incubating an egg! Watch the puffins on the live cam and check for news on explore.org's Twitter page:
Recap of Nesting Season 2014
August 11: Puffling Pal Fledged
July 29: Puffling One Month Old
June 28: Egg Hatched
June 5: Incubation (39-43 days)
May 16: Single Egg Laid
Atlantic Puffins spend most of their time at sea. They only come to land during the breeding season, from April to August. They nest inside burrows in colonies on northern seacoasts and rocky islands. The rest of the year, puffins are on the open ocean.
The Atlantic Puffin is the only species of puffin found on the Atlantic coast. Maine's Seal Island is home to about 500 of these colorful, pigeon-sized sea birds.