So the 2014 season on Seal Island has come to an end. Our small team arrived in early May and were picked up on August 9th, back to the mainland. Our time out here has been fantastic, especially so because the seabirds have succeeded in raising many young this year. The terns have already begun to leave the island on their Southward migration. Their chicks are now full size and flying confidently around the island. The puffins too did very well with fat, well-fed chicks in most burrows. Some have already fledged too, their burrows left empty until next April. Although we are saddened to leave our home out in the ocean, it feels like the right time. The birds are leaving so it’s now time for us to leave as well.
-Seal Island Research Team