Birds

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Terns on Jenny Island

Hog Island Audubon Camp has been a destination for educators, families, teens, birdwatchers, and ornithologists for nearly 80 years.  Starting with our first bird life instructor, Roger Tory Peterson, to our current director Dr. Stephen Kress, Hog Island Audubon Camp has been on the forefront of birding and nature programming.  With a bird list of over 200 species, Hog Island is a special place where Black Guillemots lap the island and you go to sleep to the sound of Common Loon cries.  It is also the home to Rachel and Steve, a pair of Osprey that have become popular via an explore.org partnership.  We hope you are inspired to join us on Hog Island for a life-changing experience!

Atlantic Puffin
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Atlantic Puffin

The Atlantic Puffin is a small, pigeon-sized seabird which lives on the open ocean  throughout the majority of the year.

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Puffin FAQs
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Puffin FAQs

26 questions and answers about puffins.

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Adopt-A-Puffin
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Adopt-a-Puffin

Support Project Puffin and Hog Island Audubon Camp by adopting a puffin!

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Common Tern
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Common Tern

The Common Tern is Eastern Egg Rock's most numerous species.

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Roseate Terns
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Roseate Terns

More than half of the Roseate Terns in Maine nest on Eastern Egg Rock.

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Arctic Tern
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Arctic Tern

Arctic Terns nest on Matinicus Rock, Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge, and Eastern Egg Rock.

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Common Eider
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Common Eider

Common Eiders (Somateria mollissima) are large sea ducks that breed from Maine north to the Arctic.

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Leach's Storm Petrel
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Leach's Storm Petrel

The Leach's Storm-petrel is a small and secretive resident of Eastern Egg Rock.

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Birds of Hog Island and Vicinity

   

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