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Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists think theyve seen it all, a taxidermied Atlantic Puffin waddles across their inspection desk.
An Atlantic puffin, which, along with the curlew, inset right, has joined the at-risk list in recent years
As part of this study, Atlantic puffin populations and chick weights at three Maine islands were examined between 2005-14.
Atlantic puffins, the only burrow-nesting species on Funk Island, appeared to experience total breeding failure in 2009, since no adults were seen carrying food at the colony.
In their travels the Blues see snowy egrets, great blue herons, laughing gulls, roseate terns, Atlantic puffins, American oystercatchers, magnificent frigate birds, sandpipers, Brandt's cormorant, brown pelicans, winter wrens, thick-billed immures, and common loons.
Washington, January 10 (ANI): A new research has determined that a recent increase in winter mortality in Atlantic puffins could be due to worsening conditions within the North Sea.
Bald eagles build very simple nests of layered sticks, while the male masked weaver and the female Baltimore oriole create hanging cubicles; Atlantic puffins seek out little caverns such as abandoned rabbit holes, the wandering albatross builds a mound of mud and grass.
Newfoundland and Labrador has 95 percent of the continent's Atlantic puffins, 80 percent of North America's Atlantic murre population, over half of the world's populations of Leech's storm petrels and the most accessible northern gannet colony on the planet.
Vulnerable species include black-legged kittiwakes, common guillemots, and Atlantic puffins.
FLUFFING PUFFINS: In the first "social attraction" experiment, researchers crafted lifelike decoys of Atlantic puffins (above), then used them to lure live birds back to a small Maine island they had forsaken more than a century before.
First, Barrett and Rikardsen (1992) suggested that wing length might influence timing of nest departure in semiprecocial Atlantic Puffins Fratercula arctica.
Every spring, grown-up Atlantic puffins (see photo below) come to Heimaey by the thousands.

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