I want to live close enough to walk to a spot close enough to see the Puffin Loafing Ledge on Seal Island. I wonder if it's visible from anywhere on the coast. There are web cams. I'd love to go on a half-day excursion trip.
I've been watching the web cam of the loafing ledge, fascinated, and have seen puffins and razorbills (closest living relative to the now-extinct Great Auk).
Ah, go on and click through to the web cam. It's worth it. There are puffins!!!
Atlantic Puffins spend most of their time at sea — coming to land each spring to breed in colonies on northern coastal islands, like Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge in Maine, home to the puffins visible on our live “loafing ledge” cam.There's also a Puffin Burrow Cam.
This is a video of puffins on the island:
The photo at the top of the page is from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service site.