Seabirds in the News

Check out the latest Seabird News articles, below. News items about Project Puffin are listed first, but please scroll down to see additional Seabird Conservation News articles. Also see: Conservation News (Project Puffin's annual news bulletin called Egg Rock Update).

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Project Puffin News

The Puffin Bred on These Rocks (BOOK REVIEW) - from The American Birding Association's ABA Blog, November 2015

Puffin Problems in Europe Should Trigger Call to Action for Ocean Conservation - from (Source: Cornell Univ.), November 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock - from The Condor, October 2015 (Note: A PDF version is available HERE.)

Can Animal Cams Help Stave Off Climate Change? - from Outside Magazine online, October 2015

Winged Victory - from Cornell Alumni Magazine, September/October 2015

How Puffins made it back to Maine's Egg Rock - from, September 2015

Spending a Summer on an Island of Birds - from Bowdoin News, August 2015

These Perfect Photos of Maine's Puffins Will Give You Hope About Nature - from Reader's Digest, August 2015

Saving seabirds, a species at a time - from Rolex Awards for Enterprise, July 2015

Cornell professor dedicates life to saving Atlantic Puffins - from Ithaca Voice, July 2015

Book review: 'Project Puffin' explores complicated return of Maine coastal icon - from Portland Press Herald, July 2015

Plan the Perfect Maine Coastal Road Trip, the Easy Way - from, June 2015

Hope or despair? The highs and lows of saving seabirds (Project Puffin book information) - from NewScientist, June 2015

The Threatened Atlantic Puffins Are Nesting And It's Adorable - from, June 2015

The "Improbable" Success of Project Puffin - from, June 2015

Need a break? Here are 6 videos of nature to watch LIVE right now - from Upworthy, June 2015

BEAK PEEK! Live from Maine's Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge, it's Puffin Cam! - from onEarth, June 2015

Saving puffins and 'King Penguin,' too - from The Cornell Chronicle, June 2015

Time to awaken your primal desire to hang out with a puffin - from Grist, June 2015

Atlantic puffins are a landmark success story - from Tallahassee Democrat, May 2015

The Puffin Project - from Living On Earth (PRI's Environmental News Magazine), May 2015

Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest To Bring A Beloved Seabird Back To Egg Rock - from WGBH's Forum Network, May 2015

A Puffin Colony's 40-Year Journey Back to Maine - from, May 2015

KPCW's This Green Earth - May 5, 2015 - Project Puffin - from, May 2015

The Puffin project - from, May 2015

Sailing Superyacht Whisper Donating to Project Puffin - from, April 2015

What it takes to restore the puffin to Maine's islands - from, April 2015

Well deserved: AOU honors puffin conservationist, bird-coloration expert - from, December 2014

To Get Your Hands On A Seabird You Have To Go 'Grubbing' - from, October 2014

A cold winter leads to more successful nests for Maine's charismatic Atlantic Puffin - from Birdwatching Magazine (, October 2014

Puffins Project Keeps Popular Seabirds in N.E. - from, August 2014

Puffins: A small bird defies big odds - Human intervention, not nature, will ensure the puffin's survival - from, August 2014

Bold Coast: Mustard and Puffins - from, August 2014

Scientists ask bird oglers to help study puffins - from, August 2014

Puffin Watchers Wanted For Online Webcam Research Project - from, August 2014

'You see one puffin, you've seen 'em all' - from, August 2014

The Best Fan Photos From Audubon And's Puffin And Osprey Cams - from, July 2014

Adorable Puffin Chick Will Ruin Your Plans For the Day - from, July 2014

Seabirds by sail - from, July (August issue) 2014

Webcams provide up-close look at nesting puffins, ospreys in Maine - from (Mother Nature Network), June 2014

Streaming Eagles - from, June 2014

Squee! See Newly Hatched Osprey Chicks on Live 'Critter Cam' - from, June 2014

Meet the Filmmaker Who Is Installing Live Cams All Over the World - from, June 2014

Climate Change is Killing the Puffins We Fought So Hard to Save - from, June 2014

Bird Sightings - from, June 2014

Project Puffin becomes successful in establishing colonies - from, June 2014

The Puffin Cam Will Break Your Heart - from, June 2014

Something is seriously wrong on the East Coast -- and it's killing all the baby puffins - from (cross-post from - see previous article), June 2014

Something Is Seriously Wrong on the East Coast--and It's Killing All the Baby Puffins  - from, May/June 2014

Puffin-Cam Calamity, Congress Shoots Down Military on Climate, C'mon Chimp--Time for Your Ebola Shot - from, May 2014

National Audubon Society Announces 2014 Professional Callison Award Winner - Dr. Stephen Kress Recognized For Seabird Restoration Program - from eNews, Park Forest, IL, May 2014

Dr. Steve Kress: State Of The Puffin - from, May 2014

Watching for Fish in the Puffin's Beak - from Smithsonian Ocean Portal, November 2013

A Crazy Idea to Bring Back Atlantic Puffins is a Success - from Audubon Magazine, September/October 2013

A man, a plan and an island of puffins - from The Columbus Dispatch, September 2013

Save the Puffins! - from The Weather Channel, August 2013

On A Rocky Maine Island, Puffins Are Making A Tenuous Comeback - from NPR, August 2013

Living simply to help save Seal Island's puffins - from NBC Nightly News, August 2013

Project Puffin celebrates 40 years, addresses new dangers - from, July 2013

For the Birds: Everybody's individual path to environmental consciousness is different. Curious, though, how many of them turn out to be flight paths - from WILD LIFE (by David Gessner), July 2013

Researchers: Maine's puffin population is at risk - from New England Cable News (, July 2013

Puffins Return To Maine For Nesting Season, But Climate Peril Looms [PHOTOS] - from International Business Times, July 2013

Puffins flock home to Maine islands - from AP Photos, July 2013

For the birds! Guests ruffle KLG, Hoda's feathers - from The TODAY Show, July 2013

Puffins flock home to Maine islands - from MSN news, July 2013



Warming oceans are killing baby puffins - from Grist, June 2013

Puffins in Peril - from Time For Kids, June 2013

Atlantic puffins are in danger - from The Washington Post, June 2013

Scientists warn Atlantic puffins in peril in US - from Bloomberg Businees Week News, June 2013

Warming Ocean Puts Puffins in Peril - from, June 2013

Atlantic puffin population is in danger, scientists warn - from The Guardian (UK), June 2013

Scientists warn Atlantic puffins in peril in US - from Star Tribune, June 2013

Puffins in peril as food supply falters - from Japan Times, June 2013

Project Puffin celebrates 40 years, addresses new dangers - from, July 2013

Project Puffin, Eastern Egg Rock - from, November 2012

The Puffin Charmer: By thinking like a social bird, Stephen Kress brought puffins back to the United States - from "DOERS" on, November 2012

A Puffin Reality Show - from WBUR's HERE AND NOW radio show at, June 2012

An Eye on the Sea from Above: What Seabirds Tell Us About the Gulf of Maine - from, May 2012

Help a Puffin Colony! Just dig in to Puffins cereal - from, Earth Issue 2012 (with photos by Bill Scholtz, in collaboration with Project Puffin)

Tracking puffins helps scientists learn about unusual bird - by Ann Cameron Siegal, fromKidsPost -, March 2012

Puffins: It's better in Bermuda - Editorial from, February 2012

The Secret Life of the Rambling Puffin - by Jim Robbins, from, February 2012

Where Do Puffins Go in the Winter? - Editorial from, January 2012

Ripple Marks: The Story Behind the Story - The Gulf of Maine: Between a Rock and a Hard Place? Slack Tide for Seabirds - by Cheryl Lyn Dybas, from Oceanography - The Official Magazine of the Oceanography Society, Volume 24 | Number 3 | September 2011

Pies on Parade: my new favorite Rockland festival - by Eva Murray, from Village Soup Community Network (Herald Gazette), January 2011

Hatching My Passion - by Steve Kress, from, October 2010

Back to the source - by Pete Dunne, from Birder's World magazine, October 2010

A Puffin Comeback - Cover story from Smithsonian magazine, June 2010

Jack Hanna's Animal AdventuresProject Puffin episode has been airing on two stations in California in January - KCVU-CR (FOX) - Chico/Redding, CA and KRON-SF (MyTV) - San Francisco, CA - according to alerts from, January 2010 (NOTE: need password to use site)


Seabird Conservation News

Animals Die in Large Numbers, and Researchers Scratch Their Heads - from, January 2016

Thousands of birds found dead along the Alaskan shoreline - from, January 2016

Recovery: The Miracle on Palmyra - from Cool Green Science, December 2015

12 Adorable Animals Threatened by Climate Change - from Mashable, December 2015

How Plastic Birds Are Bringing Crested Terns Back From The Brink - from Audubon Magazine, November/December 2015

The Burning Man of Birding: Inside Iceland's Puffin Festival - from Audubon Magazine, November/December 2015

Endangered Hawaiian Petrels Moved To Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge - from American Bird Conservancy, November 2015

World's biggest seabird tracking database shows their incredible journeys - from BirdLife International, October 2015

After 60 million years of extreme living, seabirds are crashing - from, September 2015

Sea Level Rise and Storm Wave Flooding Threaten Seabirds - from, September 2015

90 Percent of Seabirds are Eating Plastic - from, September 2015

In The Stomach Of A Seabird, A Glimpse Of An Ocean Heating Up - from, August 2015

Puffins' winter odyssey revealed - from BBC News, July 2015

Why Aren't Ethics and Morality Considered Relevant in Debates Over Wildlife Culls? - from Pacific Standard Magazine (, June 2015

Icelandic Birds on European Endangered List - from Iceland Review Online, June 2015

Plastic pellets found in puffin tummies - from CBS News, March 2015

Scottish Puffins found with plastic pellets in their stomachs - from, March 2015

Herring decline threatens fragile seabird populations, biologist says - from, March 2015

Wisdom - the World's Oldest Laysan Albatross - Lays an Egg at Midway Atoll - from USFWS Pacific, December 2014

Are We Missing the Big Picture on Climate Change? - from, December 2014

Toxins from plastic pollution impacting health of seabirds, scientists say - from, September 2014

Listen to the puffins, the ocean's canary in the coal mine - from, September 2014

Gannet population in grave shape off Newfoundland, scientists warn - from, August 2014

'It is a remarkable success story' - from, August 2014

Iceland's Seabird Colonies Are Vanishing, With "Massive" Chick Deaths - from, August 2014

Shifts In Habitat May Threaten Ruddy Shorebird's Survival - from, July 2014

Once-common marine birds disappearing from our coast - from The Seattle Times, July 2014

To avoid killing birds with wind turbines, researchers track flight patterns off Maine coast - from Bangor Daily News, July 2014

Birders are not obsessive ... Hey, look! A tufted puffin! - from Bangor Daily News, June 2014

Calling all puffins - from The Telegraph, April 2014

Forage species poised for enhanced protection on the west coast - from Audubon's, April 2014

Plankton make scents for seabirds and a cooler planet - from Science Daily, March 2014

Northern Mystery: Why Are Birds of the Arctic in Decline? - from Yale Environment 360 (e360), January 2014

Interview: Dr. Bill Montevecchi on Oil and Dispersant Effects on Birds Wintering in the Gulf of Mexico - from Ocean Conservancy, January 2014

What Does a Puffin Taste Like? The answer is even worse than the question. - from, January 2014

Traffic Jams Lend Insight Into Emperor Penguin Huddle - from, December 2013

Penguin Sentinels - from NSF QUEST, July 2013

Guillemot eggs are self-cleaning - from BBC News, July 2013

Puffin Count On Isle of May NNR in Scotland Gives Surprising Result  - from, May 2013

Lost & Found - from New Zealand Geographic, May 2013

Puffins Overhunted in Iceland - from News of Icelend, May 2013

Invasive species: The 18-km2 rat trap - from, May 2013

Seabirds Carry Warnings of Ocean Pollution - from, May 2013

Plan to save New Zealand seabirds heralds changes to fishing practises - from BirdLife International, April 2013

Hundreds of dead puffins found on the east coast could have died of starvation due to wintry weather - from Daily Record (UK), March 2013

A Guitar reveals the call of the Fiji Petrel - from BirdLife International, January 2013

Fake gannets entice real gannets to hatch chick on Motuora Island - from New Zealand Department of Conservation, January 2013

Tern Island research station destroyed, crew evacuating - from Raising Islands--Hawai'i science and environment (, December 2012

Razorbill: Victim of Hurricane Sandy? - from CNN iReport, December 2012

Rat eradication project on South Georgia set to resume from BBC News, November 2012

Above the ocean: saving the world's most threatened birds - from, November 2012

Easing The Collateral Damage Fisheries Inflict on Seabirds - from Yale's, August 2012

Can One Incredibly Stubborn Person Save a Species?  - from, May/June 2012

Arctic Seabirds Adapt to Climate Change from, May 2012

More petrels discovered in Haiti - from BirdLife International, February 2012

First ever chick photos give hope for threatened Caribbean seabird - from Grupo Jaragua, January 2012

Second Short-Tailed Albatross Hatches at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge - from What's New - Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge News, January 2012

Aircraft carrier and helicopters come to unique island's rescue - from BirdLife International, December 2011

A Call to Protect Humble Fish, for Seabirds' Sake - from NY Times, December 2011

She's Back! - from What's New - Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge News, December 2011

Outright puffin hunting ban suggested in face of population crisis from IceNews, November 2011

Little auks go to the Greenland Sea to moult - from PlanetEarthONLINE, September 2011

New Bird Species Revealed to Science After 50 Years in Museum Drawer - from, August 2011

Grim Outlook for Puffin and Arctic Tern Nesting - from, June 2011

Puffins get 'sat nav' devices for key study - from, May 2011

'Success' in South Georgia rat eradication - from BBC News, May 2011

New Models May Reduce Seabird Bycatch - from, April 2011

'Naked' Penguins Baffle Experts - from, April 2011

200 puffin decoys to lure birds back to Ramsey Island - from BBC News, April 2011

Big Fishing Yields Small Fish - from, April 2011

MS Oliva runs aground on Nightingale Island, Causing an Environmental Disaster - from, March 2011

Oldest known wild bird returns to Midway Atoll to raise chick - from's Field of View blog, March 2011

Another New Storm-Petrel Discovered - from, February 2011 - also please refer to this pdf file by Peter Harrison

Ninety Percent of Arctic Tern Chicks Starve - from Iceland Review_Online, January 2011

China's rarest bird discovered wintering in Indonesia - from BirdLife International, December 2010

A Path for Puffins - from The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 2010

Flexibility could help seabirds cope with climate change - from PlanetEarth Online, November 2010

Puffin colony recovers after mystery crash in numbers - from, July 2010

Jamaica's petrels reveal some of their secrets - from BirdLife International, June 2010

Murres & Eagles - from (TV Section), March 2010

Extermination in paradise - from, March 2010

Dead puffins thought to have been blown to Island by stormsfrom The Royal Gazette, February 2010

Worsening North Sea conditions could be increasing Atlantic puffins mortality in winterfrom Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), January 2010

Preventing extinction through education - from BirdLife International, January 2010

Arctic tern's epic journey mapped - from BBC News, January 2010

North Sea conditions could be harming puffins - from PlanetEarthOnline, January 2010

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