Tag: puffins

August 3, 2020

Wild Cam: Herring gulls steal food from hard-working puffins

The surrounding crowd was raucous, and the smell was even worse. But Kaylee Busniuk weathered the distractions like a champ, announcing the unfolding action in a detailed play-by-play. Just as...

June 24, 2019

Starvation prompted mass puffin die-off

It was the end of October 2016 when the first reports of dead puffins and auklets began trickling in on the small Pribilof island of St. Paul. Local Aleuts had...

December 14, 2017

Puffins with longer migrations have trouble breeding

With their bright beaks and crescent-shaped eyes, puffins are adored by animal lovers, but the pint-sized seabirds have been something of a mystery to scientists. GPS trackers have been too...