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Puffins in Maine Are Breeding Like Crazy

It was one colony's most-productive nesting season ever

(Newser) - Puffins face existential challenges, but the little birds found a new role in Maine this summer: baby boomers. The 2017 nesting season was the most productive on record for a group of vulnerable Maine puffins, scientists with the Audubon Society said. The Atlantic puffins are small seabirds with an awkward... More »

Puffin Love Flies High in Maine

Penguin lookalikes need 24-hour protection from swooping gulls

(Newser) - Puffin-love is flying high in Maine, where hundreds of these penguin look-a-likes are lured by wooden decoys and given 24-hour protection, the AP reports. Supervisors endure screeching gulls and pooping dive-bombers to protect these finned waddlers and their nests. So just what are puffins? Birds that look like penguins, but... More »

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