Now Live! Puffins Return to Seal Island Watch the puffins on the loafing ledge cam.
Egg in the Burrow
On May 21 at 2:45PM EST, an egg appeared! The puffins have been searching for burrows. Shortly after they find a home they meet with their mate on the water to begin a family. Tune in on the puffin burrow cam to watch the egg hatch and grow!
Atlantic Puffins spend most of their time at sea — coming to land each spring to breed in colonies on northern seacoasts and rocky islands, like Seal Island in Maine, home to the colorful pigeon-sized puffins visible on live cam.
The Atlantic Puffin is the only species of puffin found on the Atlantic coast. Puffins over-winter from August to early April on the open ocean far from land. They only come to land during the breeding season. The rest of the year puffins spend flying, swimming or riding the ocean surface, regardless of weather.
How do puffins respond to seasonal change? The images and video captured during the nesting season are your springboard to research and discovery.