Puffin Cam: Watch ‘Puffling’ Chicks, Dwell From Their Nest

(Photograph/Harry Collins Pictures)

What’s a day within the lifetime of a wild puffin like? See for your self via the Mission Puffin reside stream.

For nearly a decade, the Nationwide Audubon Society and Discover.org have monitored the Atlantic puffins of Seal Island, Maine, through a community of 5 noninvasive cameras. Just like different wildlife monitoring initiatives like Eagle Cam, the cameras are there to assist in conservation analysis.

The birds are inclined to shack up in the course of the spring, and by summer season, little pufflings begin to emerge from their eggs. That signifies that now could be the very best time of yr to tune in.

Fortunately for us (and science), one of many cameras is hidden contained in the burrow of a mated puffin couple, Millie and Willie. Excitingly, the pair welcomed the arrival of their new puffling earlier this week.

The conservation crew has determined to name her “Flo,” after ornithologist and trailblazer Florence Merriam Bailey. You may check out a few of Flo’s first moments after hatching within the clip above.

Drop in on the puffin burrow and any of the 4 different reside streams from round Seal Island at discover.org’s Mission Puffin web page. Or simply click on the video beneath to observe reside now!

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Jilli Cluff

By Jilli Cluff

Jilli grew up within the rural southern Colorado mountains, later shifting to Texas for school. After seven years in company consulting, she was launched to sport climbing — and life would by no means be the identical.
She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and different shops inside the AllGear household.
She relies out of Atlanta, Georgia the place she takes up residence together with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.