Birds

Map by Peter and Maria Hoey
Photograph by John Huba

Puffins launch themselves into flight from rocky cliffs along the coast. Their takeoffs and landings look awkward, but the birds are expert swimmers and divers, using their wings to propel them deep underwater, where they catch fish in the frigid depths.

Photograph by John Huba

Ornithologist Steve Kress. Kress discovered that decoys, like this one, were key to luring Atlantic puffins, extremely social birds, back to their historic breeding grounds on rocky islands off of the coast of Maine.

Humming Birds

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Video of humming bird

Karen Laubenstein, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Project Puffin, 40 Years of Seabird Restoration

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Learn about how Project Puffin came to restore the charismatic Atlantic Puffin to the coast of Maine and celebrate their 40th anniversary.

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Type: Magazine_article | From: Audubon Magazine
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park
Illustration by John Muir Laws
Illustration by John Muir Laws
Photograph by Bruce McKay/Flickr Creative Commons

Conserving IBAs in the United States

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Watch the new video highlighting the Important Bird Area Program!