THE PUFFIN PATROL

MICHELLE FITZGIBBONS
PhD Student, Cognitvie and Behavioral Ecology Program, Memorial University

 

"Puffins are unique and extremely adorable. I could sit there and watch them for hours".


Gull Island, Newfounland

JUERGEN SCHAU
Founder of the Witless Bay Puffin Patrol

 

"In the last 6 years, I think we saved more than 2000 little Puffin chicks and that is wow!"

 

Witless Bay, Newfoundland 
 

ANNETTE FAYET
PhD Student, University of Oxford 

 

"It’s only recently that we have had devices small enough to actually track the birds where they go."

 

Skomer Island, Wales

 

DR. STEPHEN W. KRESS
Vice President for Bird Conservation, National Audubon Society

 

"... the Puffins are telling us about how they see the oceans and about how the oceans are changing."

 

Eastern Egg Rock, Maine

 

SUZANNE DOOLEY

SUZANNE DOOLEY

Executive Director of the Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society, NL 

 

"How many times do you ever get to hold something like a Puffin?"

 

Witless Bay, Newfoundland

 

DR. TIM GUILFORD
Professor of Animal Behaviour, University of Oxford

 

"Seabird colonies, and Puffins in particular are the sort of indicator of everything else that’s going on below them in terms of the marine ecosystem."

 

Skomer, Wales

 

DR. GREGORY J. ROBERTSON
Wildlife Research Division, Environment Canada 
 

"They’re tough, they scratch and they bite; it’s a hard day’s work wrestling puffins all day."

 

Gull Island, Newfoundland