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In parnership with explore.org, you can watch puffins, razorbills, terns, and ospreys find mates, build nests, socialize and raise their chicks. 

Watch the action 24/7 when the cams are in season in the Spring and Summer months.

 

Hog Island Osprey Cam
Photo by Osprey Cam
Hog Island Osprey Cam
The HOG ISLAND OSPREY CAM is located at the Hog Island Audubon Camp near Bremen, Maine. Hog Island is located within the National Audubon Society's 330-Acre Todd Wildlife Sanctuary. Six day birding, ornithology, and natural history programs for adults, teens, and families.

The action really really heated up for the start of the 2013 nesting season, with a LOVE TRIANGLE that emerged between three Osprey on the nest. You can check out the story of what happened on this web site:  http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/live-webcam-uncovers-osprey-love-triangle - if you were wondering who finally won over the dashing old-timer, Steve (Rachel, his flame from the previous year, or Trudy, the newcomer) - we are happy to say Rachel was chosen! Speaking of Rachel, did you know she was named after Rachel Carson? Read Steve Kress's blog about Rachel Carson and the osprey named after her by visiting this web site: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephen-kress/the-legacy-of-rachel-carson_b_3333165.html

The saga of Rachel and Steve continues this year, as Hog Island's most famous Osprey pair have returned. Their first egg was laid on April 27th. Be sure to stay tuned for what happens next!

  

Project Puffin live cam on Seal Island image with cam, live puffins and decoys
Puffin Cam from Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge

The PUFFIN CAM overlooks a puffin loafing area at Seal Island NWR where Audubon's Project Puffin operates a summer field station. The Seal Island puffins were decimated by excessive hunting in 1887. The colony was restored by bringing puffin chicks to the island from Newfoundland. Now more than 500 pairs nest at the island. Watch the puffins and their relatives the razorbills and murres that now frequent Seal Island. Also view the BOULDER BERM CAM, which shows puffins coming and going, sometimes with food, from above the puffin burrow.

 

 

Puffin Burrow Cam
Photo by Derrick Z. Jackson
Puffin Burrow Cam

The PUFFIN BURROW CAM gives views of the family life of a pair of puffins at Seal Island NWR. The pair hatched a single chick, named 'Petey' in 2012. Unfortunately, Petey did not survive because of a shortage of proper size food. In 2013, a puffin chick named 'Hope' hatched on July 3rd on Seal Island NWR, entertained us as she grew into a feisty young puffling, and fledged on August 21st. Also view the BOULDER BERM CAM, which shows puffins coming and going, sometimes with food, from above the puffin burrow.

 

 

 

 

Arctic Tern Incubating On OGI
Photo by Alison_Kocek
Arctic Tern Cam

The ARCTIC TERN CAM sits in the middle of the tern colony at Seal Island NWR. Watch the parents while they incubate and rear their fuzzy chicks. Adults migrate to the southern hemisphere and eventually settle into their winter home in the Weddell Sea of Antarctica.

  

  

 

 

 

Black Guillemot by Bill Scholtz
Black Guillemot by Bill Scholtz

The GUILLEMOT BURROW CAM at Seal Island NWR is focused underground on a nest with two eggs. Black Guillemots, like their puffin cousins, spend their life at sea, coming to land each year to nest in rock crevices and shallow burrows. It takes about 32 days for the chicks to hatch. The parents feed their chicks ribbon-like Rock Eels and other bottom-dwelling fish, captured by the auks in dives of up to about 70 feet deep.

 

To view a map of Seal Island NWR and see where the various Seal Island cams are located, please click HERE.


If you'd like to make a donation to help save the pufflings, please visit our Razoo page called "Help Save Baby Puffins!" to help fund 6 additional cameras that will help us to monitor baby puffin feedings.

 

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