Seabirds in the News

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Seabird Conservation News

New partnership to address decline of tufted puffins - from The Astorian, November, 2022

Avian Flu Threatens Seabird Nesting Colonies on Both Sides of the Atlantic - from, June, 2022

It Takes a Helicopter Parent to Rescue a Rare Seabird from Extinction - from, Winter, 2021

Birds and Bold Activists Take the World Stage in Glasgow - from, December, 2021

Heat, No Food, Deadly Weather: Climate Change Kills Seabirds - from The Associated Press, December, 2021

Warmer Oceans Raise the 'Divorce' Rate Among Typically Loyal Albatross Pairs - from, November, 2021

Nothing funny about bad year for Maine’s clownish puffins - from The Associated Press, October, 2021

Climate change is causing problems for puffins - from, October, 2021

An Artificial Island May Be the Lifeline Maryland's Common Terns Need​ - from Audubon Magazine, October, 2021 (Fall, 2021)

Biden Administration Restores Protections for Three National Monuments​ - from, October, 2021

The survival rate of puffin chicks in Maine plunged this summer - from, October, 2021

Press release: New Marine Protected Area the size of France announced after following seabirds to previously unknown biodiversity haven - from Bird Life International, October 2021

Puffin chick survival rate plummets on Maine’s coastal islands - from Portland Press Herald, September 2021

Scientists Just Discovered a Seabird Hotspot. It's Already at Climate Risk. - from, September 2021

Puffin chick survival rate plummets - from Mount Desert Islander, September 2021

Partnership Eyes Artificial Nesting Islands For Watershed - from, July 2021

Scientists Are Tricking Birds into Finding New Homes - from, July 2021

Press Release: Tricking Seabirds to Curb the Extinction Crisis - from Island Conservation, April 2021

False Scents Can Trick Predators Into Ignoring Nesting Shorebirds - from, March 2021

Seabirds spend nearly 40% of time beyond national borders, study finds - from BirdLife International, March 2021

Septuagenarian Laysan albatross Wisdom hatches new chick on Midway - from Honolulu Star Advertiser, February 2021

New Science Reveals the Big Impact Stewardship has on Coastal Birds - from, February 2021

Researchers used Covid lockdown to show how tourism can protect vulnerable seabirds - from Anthropocene Magazine, January 2021

An Unexplained Flurry of Puffins on Cape Cod - from​, January 2021

A Reason for Hope: Wisdom, world’s oldest known, banded bird, returns to Midway Atoll - from​, December 2020

Black-capped Petrel Conservation Through Poverty Alleviation in a Haitian Community - from​, November 2020

Warming ocean, old-forest loss put a squeeze on an elusive seabird, the marbled murrelet - from, September 2020

Seabird Poop Is Worth More Than $1 Billion Annually - from, August 2020

Restoration of the critically endangered seabird - from, July 2020

Scientists shed new light on how seabirds cruise through air and water - from Science Daily, June 2020

Environmental groups sue Trump, saying he can’t open marine monument to fishing - from Portland Press Herald, June 2020

Birding Today: Black Terns on the decline - from Muskogee Phoenix, May 2020

Virginia’s Largest Seabird Colony Relocates to New Temporary Home - from, May 2020

Virginia comes through for displaced Hampton Roads waterbird colony - from Augusta Free Press, May 2020

Court’s Decision to Uphold Marine National Monument is a Win for Seabirds - from, December 2019

When penguins ruled after dinosaurs died - from, December 2019

Rare video shows a puffin using a tool to scratch an itch - from The Washington Post, December 2019

Court upholds national monument designation off New England coast - from Portland Press Herald, December 2019

Evidence of tool use in a seabird - from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, December 2019

World’s Oldest Known Wild Bird Returns to Midway Atoll In Time for Thanksgiving - from U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, November 2019

Why sea birds regurgitated thousands of rubber bands on an uninhabited British island - from CNN, October 2019

New UN Report Documents Effects of Climate Change on Earth’s Oceans - from, September 2019

Chile announces vital new regulations to protect seabirds - from BirdLife International, September 2019

New Seabird Study Highlights Importance of Healthy Forage Fish Populations in Warming World - from, September 2019

Puffins Would Not Exist Without Three Key Threatened Laws - from (Natural Resources Defense Council), August 2019

How puffins catch food outside the breeding season - from University of Liverpool News, July 2019

Maine takes a BIG step forward to address climate change - from Friends of Casco Bay, June 2019

Audubon intervenes to protect ocean monument for puffins - from Washington Post, June 2019

Puffins found starving to death in mass die-off likely linked to climate change, study suggests - from Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), May 2019

Common Murres' Incredible, Colorful Eggs - from Hakai magazine, April 2019

Hidden Hawaiian Bird Nests Finally Found - from Hakai magazine, March 2019

Your Dumb Party Balloons Are Killing All the Seabirds - from Live Science, March 2019

Maine’s lobster industry braces for ‘catastrophic’ cuts to bait fish catch - from Bangor Daily News, February 2019

Gutting Protections in a Marine Sanctuary: Trump and Zinke Take Aim at Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Monument​ - from [Blog] Union of Concerned Scientists, December 2018

Proof of life: the seabird egg that has Portuguese conservationists excited - from BirdLife International, December 2018

Bird Casualties Remain a Mystery After Largest-ever Oil Spill Off Canada's East Coast - from, December 2018

Wisdom The Albatross, World's Oldest Wild Bird, Lays Another Egg​ - from, December 2018

Asia's rarest seabird could be easier to spot in the future - from BirdLife International, November 2018

SeaRose crude oil spill offshore Newfoundland - from Memorial University Web, November 2018

Want to save seabirds? Follow them. - from BirdLife International, November 2018

Nearshore New England Waters Gain Protections From Midwater Trawling for Herring - from Pew Charitable Trusts, September 2018

Why Are Puffins Vanishing? The Hunt for Clues Goes Deep (Into Their Burrows) - from New York Times, August 2018

South America's Otherworldly Seabird - from The Atlantic, July 2018

Seabirds enhance coral reef productivity and functioning in the absence of invasive rats​ - from Nature, July 2018

Marine plastic: Hundreds of fragments in dead seabirds - from BBC News, June 2018

A world without puffins? The uncertain fate of the much-loved seabirds - from The Guardian, June 2018

The threats behind the plight of the puffin - from The Conversation, June 2018

Eerie silence falls on Shetland cliffs that once echoed to seabirds’ cries - from The Guardian, June 2018

South Georgia declared rat-free after centuries of rodent devastation - from The Guardian, May 2018

Propose Banning Sale of Puffin Meat - from Iceland Review, April 2018

A children's puffin rescue squad - from CBS Sunday Morning Show, April 2018 (and a Project Puffin mention - link to FAQs)

Did you know that puffins have glowing bills? - from Bangor Daily News,  April 2018

Maine lobster industry buoyed by higher quota for pogies, a key bait fish - from Portland Press Herald,  April 2018

Vampire mice killing hundreds of Laysan albatross on Hawaiian island of Midway - from Raising Islands Blog,  March 2018

Fisheries output to plunge unless global warming reeled in - from Reuters,  March 2018 (Note: Not about seabirds directly - related content)

Wisdom, The World’s Oldest Known Wild Bird, Successfully Hatches Another Chick! - from USFWS - Pacific Region,  February 2018

Photos: UV Light Reveals Surprising Hidden Message on the Beaks of Atlantic Puffins - from Newsweek,  February 2018

Oregon Elevates Threatened Marbled Murrelet to Endangered Status - from Oregon Public Broadcasting,  February 2018

A critical fishery left vulnerable to one company's exploitation - by Steve Kress - from Portland Press Herald,  November 2017

Summer may be getting longer in waters off New Englend - from, September 2017

Cormorants Flock to Nesting Platforms on New East Span - from Metropolitan Transportation Commission (, May 2017

The One Percent: Murre Colonies Struggle To Reproduce Following Die-Off​ - from KUCB KIAL Unalaska Community Broadcasting​, May 2017

To Save Albatross From Sea Level Rise, an Experimental Colony Lifts Off - from, March 2017

Disappearing Puffins Bring an Icelandic Hunting Tradition Under Scrutiny - from, January 2017

Hunting 'Turr' in Newfoundland's Frigid Waters - from NY Times, December 2016

Scientists stumped by disappearing seabirds off Nova Scotia despite protections - from CBC/Radio-Canada, November 2016

Landslide Triggered by New Zealand Earthquake Crushes Rare Seabird Colony - from, November 2016

Hundreds Of Dead Puffins Are Mysteriously Washing Ashore In Alaska - from Huffington Post, November 2016

Animals Eat Ocean Plastic Because it Smells Like Food - from National Geographic, November 2016

The ocean is losing its breath - and climate change is making it worse - from The Conversation, October 2016

World's largest protected marine area to shelter penguins, petrels - from BirdLife International, October 2016

Not Just Another Stinky Fish - from The New York Times, October 2016

Puffin numbers rise on Lundy Island after rat eradication - from North Devon Journal, August 2016

In their hunt for misspent EU cash, even rare birds are fair game for Brexit camp - from The Guardian, June 2016

Scientists: Climate change is behind Arctic's 'startling' winter warmth - from Alaska Dispatch News, March 2016

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

Plastic pollution found inside dead seabirds - from The Scotsman, 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

Ghost Towns, Puffins and Unspoiled Views - from NY Times, 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  (Note: article link no longer available)

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

Fears for Westcountry puffins after "storm wreck' - from North Devon Journal, March 2014

Northern Mystery: Why Are Birds of the Arctic in Decline? - from Yale Environment 360 (e360), January 2014 - also please refer to this pdf file by Ed Struzik

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

To avoid killing birds with wind turbines, researchers track flight patterns off Maine coast - from Bangor Daily News, July 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 (Note: article link no longer available)

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 (Note: article link no longer available)

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

Little auks go to the Greenland Sea to moult - originally 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 in US returns to Midway to raise chick - from Science Daily, 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 (Note: article link no longer available)

Worsening North Sea conditions could be increasing Atlantic puffins mortality in winter - from Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), August 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 storms -  from The Royal Gazette, February 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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