Recommended Reading

Background information on Project Puffin and seabird conservation. 

Project Puffin Background

Kress, S.W. and D. Jackson. 2015. Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock. Yale University Press, New Haven.

Graham, F.G. 1975. Gulls - A Social History. Random House, New York.

Graham, F.G. Nov. 1976. Seabirds under siege. Audubon pp.52-75.

Kress, S.W. 1977. Establishing Atlantic Puffins at a former breeding site. Endangered Birds: Management Techniques for Preserving Species. S.A. Temple, ed.

Kress, S.W. 1979-1998. Egg Rock Update - the annual newsletter of National Audubon Society Fratercula Fund. (Project Puffin) Ithaca, NY.

Kress, S.W. 1980. Restoring Maine seabirds. Maine Audubon Quarterly 5(2): 8-12.

Kress, S.W. 1982. The return of the Atlantic Puffin to Eastern Egg Rock, Maine. The Living Bird Quarterly. 1(1): 11-14.

Kress, S.W. 1983. The use of decoys, sound recordings and gull control for re-establishing a tern colony in Maine. Colonial Waterbirds. 6: 185-196.

Kress, S.W. 1992. From puffins to petrels. Living Bird. 11(2): 14-21

Kress, S.W. and D. N. Nettleship. 1988. Re-establishment of Atlantic Puffins (Fratercula arctica) at a former breeding site in the Gulf of Maine  J. of Field Ornith. 59(2): 161-170. 


Boag, D. and M. Alexander. 1986. The Atlantic Puffin. Blanford Press, New York. 

Harris, M.P. 1976a. Inter-colony movements of Farne Island Puffins. Trans. Hist. Soc. of Northumberland. 42: 115-118.

Harris, M.P. 1976b. Lack of a 'Desertion period' in the nestling life of the puffin, Fratercula arctica. Ibis 118: 115-118.

Harris, M.P.1984. The Puffin. T & AD Poyser Ltd. Staffordshire, England. 

Lockley, R.M. 1953. Puffins. The Devin-Adair Co., New York. 

Nettleship, D.N. 1972. Breeding success of the Common Puffin, (Fratercula Arctica) on different habitats at Great Island, Newfoundland. Ecol. Monogr. 42: 239-268.

Petersen, A. 1976. Age of first breeding in Puffin, Fratercula arctica (L.). Astarte 9: 43-50.

Petersen, A. 1976. Size variables in Puffins, Fratercula arctica, from Iceland, and bill features as criteria of age. Ornis Scand. 7: 185-192.

Sealey, S.G. 1973. Breeding biology of the Horned Puffin on St. Lawrence Island, Bering Sea, with zoogeographical notes on the North Pacific puffins. Pacific Science 27(2): 99-119. 
Leach's Storm-Petrels

Billings, S.M. 1968. Homing in Leach's Petrel. Auk, 85: 36-43.

Gross, W.A. 1935. The life history cycle of Leach's Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa leuccohoa) on the outer islands of the Bay of Fundy. Auk, 52: 382-399.

Morse, D.H. and C.W. Buchheister. 1977. Age and survival of breeding Leach's Storm-Petrels in Maine. Bird Banding 48(4): 341-349.

Morse, D.H. and S.W. Kress. 1984. The effect of burrow loss on mate choice in Leach's Storm-Petrel. Auk, 101(1): 158-160.

Serventy, D.L. 1956. A method of sexing petrels in field observations. The Emu, 56(3): 213-215.

Wilbur, H.M. 1969. The breeding biology of Leach's Petrel, Oceanodromaleucorhoa. Auk, 86: 433-442. 

Black Guillemots

Drent, R.H. 1965. "Breeding biology of the Pigeon Guillemot, Cepphus columba." Ardea, 53: 99-160.

Thoreson, A.C. and E.S. Booth. 1958. "Breeding activities of the Pigeon Guillemot, Cepphus columba columba" (Pallas). Walla Walla College. Publications of the Department of Biological Sciences and the Biological Station. No. 23.

Winn, H.E. 1950. "The Black Guillemots of Kent Island, Bay of Fundy." Auk, 67: 477-485. 

Austin, O.L. and O.L. Austin, Jr. 1956. Some demographic aspects of the Cape Cod population of Common Terns. Bird-Banding, 27(2): 55-66.

Burger, J. & M. Gochfeld. 1991. The Common Tern: Its Breeding Biology and Social Behavior. Columbia U, NY

DiConstanzo, J. 1980. Population dynamics of a Common Tern colony.  J. Field Ornith., 51(3): 229-243.

Erwin, M. 1978. Coloniality in terns: the role of social feeding. Condor, 80: 211-215.

Hatch, J.J. 1970. Predation and piracy by gulls at a ternery in Maine. Auk, 87(2): 244-254.

Hay, John. 1991. The Bird of Light. W.W. Norton & Co., New York.

Hume, Rob. 1993. The Common Tern. Hamlyn Limited, London.

Kress, S.W., Weinstein, E.H. and Nisbet, I.C.T. eds. 1983. The status of tern populations in Northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. Colonial Waterbirds. 6(84): 84-106.

Nisbet, I.C.T. 1973. Terns in Massachusetts: Present numbers and historical changes. Bird-Banding, 44(1): 27-55.

Nisbet, I.C.T. 1975. Selective effects of predation in a tern colony. Condor, 77: 221-226.

Nisbet, I.C.T. 1981. Behavior of Common and Roseate Terns after trapping. Colonial Waterbirds, 4: 44-46.

Nisbet, I.C.T. 1984. Seasonal variations in breeding success of Common Terns: consequences of predation. Condor, 86: 53-60.

Nisbet, I.C.T. and W.H. Drury. 1972. Measuring breeding success in Common and Roseate Terns. Bird-Banding, 43(2): 97-106.

Spendelow, J.A. 1982. An analysis of temporal variation in, and the effects of habitat modification on the reproductive success of Roseate Terns. Colonial Waterbirds. 5: 19-31. 

Nelson, Bryan. 1978. The Gannet. Buteo Books, Vermilion, S.D. 

General Reading

Bent, Arthur C. 1963. Life Histories of North American Diving Birds and Life Histories of North American Gulls and Terns. Dover Publications, Inc. New York.

Birkhead, Tim. 1993. Great Auk Islands. T & A D Poyser. London.

Bulloch, David K. 1989. The Wasted Ocean. Lyons & Burford Publishers, New York.

Conkling, Philip. 1981. Islands in Time: A Natural and Human History of the Islands of Maine. Down East Books, Camden Maine.

Croxall, J.P., ed. 1987. Seabirds: Feeding Ecology and Role in Marine Ecosystems. Cambridge Univ. Press 

Drury, W.H. 1973. Population changes in New England seabirds.  Bird-Banding 44(4): 267-313. 

Drury, W.H. 1974. Population changes in New England seabirds. Bird-Banding 45(1): 1-15. (continued)

Ehrlich, P., D. Dobkin, & D. Wheye. 1988. The Birder's Handbook. Simon & Schuster, NY

Hume, Rob. 1993. Seabirds. Hamlyn Limited, London.

Junger, S. 1977. The Perfect Storm. W.W. Norton and Co. New York. 294 pp.

Kurlansky, M. 1997. Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World. Walker and Co. New York. 294pp.

Lockley, R.M. 1973. Ocean Wanderers. Stackpole Books, Harrisburg PA

Marx, Wesley. 1991. The Fragile Ocean. The Globe Pequot Press, Chester, Connecticut.

Nelson, Bryan. 1979. Seabirds: Their Biology and Ecology. A&W Publishers, Inc., New York. 

Nettleship, D.N. and T.R. Birkhead, eds. 1985. The Atlantic Alcidae. Academic Press, NY. 

Russell, F. 1973. The Sea Has Wings. E.P. Dutton Co., Inc. New York. 

Safina, C. 1998. Song for the Blue Ocean. Henry Holt Co. New York.  
Recommended Reading For Young People

Kress, Stephen and P. Salmansohn. 1997. Project Puffin: How We Brought Puffins Back to Egg Rock. Tilbury House, Publishers, 132 Water Street, Gardiner ME 04345 800-582-1899 email

Kress, Stephen and P. Salmansohn. 1997. Giving Back to the Earth Teacher's Guide. Tilbury House, Publishers, 132 Water Street, Gardiner ME 04345 800-582-1899 email

Hirschi, R. 1992. Where are my Puffins Whales, and Seals? Bantam Books, New York. 43pp.

Miller, C.1992. Puffin Stuff. Ranger Rick. 26(8):3-9.

Anonymous. 1991. Puffins come home. Scholastic News. 47(4):3.

Gibbons, G. 1991. The Puffins are Back. Harper Collins, New York. 30pp.

Dennis, R. 1990. Puffins. Frank Peters Printers, Ltd. Kendal, Great Britain. 48pp.

Fritz, S. 1986. Bluffin' the puffins. Scholastic Science World. 43(3):4-7.

Conkling, P.W. 1985. They bluffed the puffins. National Wildlife. 23(5):4-9.

Gove, D. 1985. Miracle at Egg Rock. Down East Books, Camden, Maine. 48pp.

Friedman, J. 1981. Puffins, Come Back! Dodd, Meade, New York.

Graham, A. & F. 1981. Birds of the Northern Seas. Doubleday & Co., New York. 88pp.

Kress, S.W. 1980. Hello, Birdie: It's nice to see you back where you belong. Animal Kingdom. 81(4):8-16.

Kress, S.W. 1980. Puffins' progress. Animal Kingdom. 83(4):26-27.

Freidman, J. 1980. Puffin number 54. Ranger Rick's Nature Magazine. 16(12):25-30. 

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