Summary of seabird research results on Machias Seal Island

Banding Data

Banding data for Razorbills and Atlantic Puffins before 1995 are stored together in one file. Since 1995 banding data for Razorbills and Atlantic Puffins are on seperate files as well as the number of other seabirds banded on Machias Seal Island.Photo: Atlantic Puffin and Razorbill at Machias Seal Island (photo by Tony Diamond).

Click here to obtain information regarding the number of Common and Arctic Terns banded on Machias Seal Island since 1995.

Demographic Data

Summaries of phenology, breeding success, chick growth rates for Atlantic Puffins, and puffin fledging condition are available here, and

summaries of phenology, breeding success, chick growth rates for Razorbills are available here.

Summaries of phenology, breeding success, chick growth rates for Common Terns are available here, while.

summaries of phenology, breeding success, chick growth rates for Arctic Terns are available here.

Diet Data

Summaries of prey fed to chicks for Atlantic Puffins, Razorbill's, Common and Arctic Terns in each year are available here.

Environmental Data

Visibility and Rainfall information from Machias Seal Island.