Seas & Shores

Where Do Maine's Atlantic Puffins Go for the Winter?

Where Do Maine's Atlantic Puffins Go for the Winter?

— Audubon scientists tracked breeding puffins from Maine to finally learn where they pass the colder months—in a maze of underwater canyons and mountains southeast of Massachusetts.
In Suspected Pro-Development Move, California Coastal Commission Ousts Its Director

In Suspected Pro-Development Move, California Coastal Commission Ousts Its Director

— Despite hours of testimony in support of current executive director Charles Lester, the commission voted against their leader last night.
New Bahamas National Park Will Protect Migratory Piping Plovers, Red Knots, Other Atlantic Coast Birds

New Bahamas National Park Will Protect Coastal Birds

— Formerly unknown shorebird wintering grounds receive permanent protection after discoveries and collaboration.
Saving Baby Seabirds From Crash Landings

Saving Baby Seabirds From Crash Landings

— Countless young seabirds plummet to earth each year after becoming disoriented by artificial light. For a lucky few, rescuers are there to greet them.
Darling Guillemot Chicks Make Their Debut

Darling Guillemot Chicks Make Their Debut

— These fascinating seabirds might make you forget your usual reality TV show.
Beach Birds

Beach Birds

— Keep an eye out for these chicks when you hit the water this summer.
Spying on Puffins

Spying on Puffins

— The coast of Maine is alive with seabirds—see for yourself.
Santa Barbara Oil Spill Hits the Coast

Santa Barbara Oil Spill Hits the Coast

— The tens of thousands of gallons of crude leaked into the Pacific could be devastating to the ecosystem and surrounding wildlife.

President Obama Approves Arctic Drilling Permit for Shell

— “This is just cynical partisan politics … it’s a phony deal,” says Audubon CEO David Yarnold

Why Drilling the Chukchi is a Bad Idea

— In a letter to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Audubon Alaska and partners ask BOEM to reconsider allowing Shell to drill in the Chukchi Sea.