Recommended Reading

Background information on Project Puffin and seabird conservation. 


Kress, S.W. and D. Jackson. 2016. Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock. Yale University Press, New Haven.

Graham, Jr., Frank. 2003. The Puffin Man. Audubon. November-December [web]

Kress, S.W. 1992. From puffins to petrels. Living Bird. 11(2): 14-21 [pdf]

Kress, S.W. and D. N. Nettleship. 1988. Re-establishment of Atlantic Puffins (Fratercula arctica) at a former breeding site in the Gulf of Maine  J. of Field Ornith. 59(2): 161-170. [pdf]

Kress, S.W. 1983. The use of decoys, sound recordings and gull control for re-establishing a tern colony in Maine. Colonial Waterbirds. 6: 185-196. [pdf]

Kress, S.W. 1982. The return of the Atlantic Puffin to Eastern Egg Rock, Maine. The Living Bird Quarterly. 1(1): 11-14. [pdf]

Kress, S.W. 1980. Restoring Maine seabirds. Maine Audubon Quarterly 5(2): 8-12.

Kress, S.W. 1979-1998. Egg Rock Update - the annual newsletter of National Audubon Society Fratercula Fund. (Project Puffin) Ithaca, NY.

Kress, S.W. 1977. Establishing Atlantic Puffins at a former breeding site. Endangered Birds: Management Techniques for Preserving Species. S.A. Temple, ed.

Graham, F.G. Nov. 1976. Seabirds under siege. Audubon pp.52-75.

Graham, F.G. 1975. Gulls - A Social History. Random House, New York. 


Boag, D. and M. Alexander. 1986. The Atlantic Puffin. Blanford Press, New York. 

Harris, M.P. 1984. The Puffin. T & AD Poyser Ltd. Staffordshire, England. 

Harris, M.P. 1976b. Lack of a 'Desertion period' in the nestling life of the puffin, Fratercula arctica. Ibis 118: 115-118. [pdf]

Harris, M.P. 1976a. Inter-colony movements of Farne Island Puffins. Trans. Hist. Soc. of Northumberland. 42: 115-118.

Petersen, A. 1976. Age of first breeding in Puffin, Fratercula arctica (L.). Astarte 9: 43-50. [pdf]

Petersen, A. 1976. Size variables in Puffins, Fratercula arctica, from Iceland, and bill features as criteria of age. Ornis Scand. 7: 185-192. [pdf]

Sealey, S.G. 1973. Breeding biology of the Horned Puffin on St. Lawrence Island, Bering Sea, with zoogeographical notes on the North Pacific puffins. Pacific Science 27(2): 99-119. [pdf]

Nettleship, D.N. 1972. Breeding success of the Common Puffin, (Fratercula Arctica) on different habitats at Great Island, Newfoundland. Ecol. Monogr. 42: 239-268. [pdf]

Lockley, R.M. 1953. Puffins. The Devin-Adair Co., New York. 

Morse, D.H. and S.W. Kress. 1984. The effect of burrow loss on mate choice in Leach's Storm-Petrel. Auk, 101(1): 158-160. [pdf]

Morse, D.H. and C.W. Buchheister. 1977. Age and survival of breeding Leach's Storm-Petrels in Maine. Bird Banding 48(4): 341-349. [pdf]

Wilbur, H.M. 1969. The breeding biology of Leach's Petrel, Oceanodroma leucorhoa. Auk, 86: 433-442. [pdf]

Billings, S.M. 1968. Homing in Leach's Petrel. Auk, 85: 36-43. [pdf]

Serventy, D.L. 1956. A method of sexing petrels in field observations. The Emu, 56(3): 213-215.

Gross, W.A. 1935. The life history cycle of Leach's Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa leuccohoa) on the outer islands of the Bay of Fundy. Auk, 52: 382-399. [pdf]


Drent, R.H. 1965. Breeding biology of the Pigeon Guillemot, Cepphus columbaArdea, 53: 99-160.

Thoreson, A.C. and E.S. Booth. 1958. Breeding activities of the Pigeon Guillemot, Cepphus columba columba (Pallas). Walla Walla College. Publications of the Department of Biological Sciences and the Biological Station. No. 23.

Winn, H.E. 1950. The Black Guillemots of Kent Island, Bay of FundyAuk, 67: 477-485. [pdf]

Hume, Rob. 1993. The Common Tern. Hamlyn Limited, London.

Hay, John. 1991. The Bird of Light. W.W. Norton & Co., New York.

Burger, J. & M. Gochfeld. 1991. The Common Tern: Its Breeding Biology and Social Behavior. Columbia U, NY

Nisbet, I.C.T. 1984. Seasonal variations in breeding success of Common Terns: consequences of predation. Condor, 86: 53-60. [pdf]

Kress, S.W., Weinstein, E.H. and Nisbet, I.C.T. eds. 1983. The status of tern populations in Northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. Colonial Waterbirds. 6(84): 84-106. [pdf]

Spendelow, J.A. 1982. An analysis of temporal variation in, and the effects of habitat modification on the reproductive success of Roseate Terns. Colonial Waterbirds. 5: 19-31. [pdf]

Nisbet, I.C.T. 1981. Behavior of Common and Roseate Terns after trapping. Colonial Waterbirds, 4: 44-46. [pdf]

DiConstanzo, J. 1980. Population dynamics of a Common Tern colony.  J. Field Ornith., 51(3): 229-243. [pdf]

Erwin, M. 1978. Coloniality in terns: the role of social feeding. Condor, 80: 211-215. [pdf]

Nisbet, I.C.T. 1975. Selective effects of predation in a tern colony. Condor, 77: 221-226. [pdf]

Nisbet, I.C.T. 1973. Terns in Massachusetts: Present numbers and historical changes. Bird-Banding, 44(1): 27-55. [pdf]

Nisbet, I.C.T. and W.H. Drury. 1972. Measuring breeding success in Common and Roseate Terns. Bird-Banding, 43(2): 97-106. [pdf]

Hatch, J.J. 1970. Predation and piracy by gulls at a ternery in Maine. Auk, 87(2): 244-254. [pdf]

Austin, O.L. and O.L. Austin, Jr. 1956. Some demographic aspects of the Cape Cod population of Common Terns. Bird-Banding, 27(2): 55-66.

Nelson, Bryan. 1978. The Gannet. Buteo Books, Vermilion, S.D. 


Safina, C. 1998. Song for the Blue Ocean. Henry Holt Co. New York. 

Kurlansky, M. 1997. Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World. Walker and Co. New York. 294pp.

Hume, Rob. 1993. Seabirds. Hamlyn Limited, London.

Birkhead, Tim. 1993. Great Auk Islands. T & A D Poyser. London.

Marx, Wesley. 1991. The Fragile Ocean. The Globe Pequot Press, Chester, Connecticut.

Bulloch, David K. 1989. The Wasted Ocean. Lyons & Burford Publishers, New York.

Ehrlich, P., D. Dobkin, & D. Wheye. 1988. The Birder's Handbook. Simon & Schuster, NY

Croxall, J.P., ed. 1987. Seabirds: Feeding Ecology and Role in Marine Ecosystems. Cambridge Univ. Press 

Nettleship, D.N. and T.R. Birkhead, eds. 1985. The Atlantic Alcidae. Academic Press, NY. 

Conkling, Philip. 1981. Islands in Time: A Natural and Human History of the Islands of Maine. Down East Books, Camden Maine.

Nelson, Bryan. 1979. Seabirds: Their Biology and Ecology. A&W Publishers, Inc., New York. 

Junger, S. 1977. The Perfect StormW.W. Norton and Co. New York. 294 pp.

Drury, W.H. 1974. Population changes in New England seabirds. Bird-Banding 45(1): 1-15. (continued) [pdf]

Drury, W.H. 1973. Population changes in New England seabirds.  Bird-Banding 44(4): 267-313. [pdf]

Lockley, R.M. 1973. Ocean Wanderers. Stackpole Books, Harrisburg PA

Russell, F. 1973. The Sea Has Wings. E.P. Dutton Co., Inc. New York. 

Bent, Arthur C. 1963. Life Histories of North American Diving Birds and Life Histories of North American Gulls and Terns. Dover Publications, Inc. New York.


Kress, Stephen W. and Jackson, Derrick Z. 2020. The Puffin Plan. Tumblehome, Inc., Boston, MA.

Kress, Stephen and Salmansohn, P. 1997. Giving Back to the Earth Teacher's Guide. Tilbury House, Publishers, 132 Water Street, Gardiner ME 04345, 800-582-1899, email:

Hirschi, R. 1992. Where are my Puffins Whales, and Seals? Bantam Books, New York. 43pp.

Miller, C. 1992. Puffin Stuff. Ranger Rick. 26(8):3-9.

Anonymous. 1991. Puffins come home. Scholastic News. 47(4):3.

Gibbons, G. 1991. The Puffins are Back. Harper Collins, New York. 30pp.

Dennis, R. 1990. Puffins. Frank Peters Printers, Ltd. Kendal, Great Britain. 48pp.

Fritz, S. 1986. Bluffin' the puffins. Scholastic Science World. 43(3):4-7.

Conkling, P.W. 1985. They bluffed the puffins. National Wildlife. 23(5):4-9.

Gove, D. 1985. Miracle at Egg Rock. Down East Books, Camden, Maine. 48pp.

Friedman, J. 1981. Puffins, Come Back! Dodd, Meade, New York.

Graham, A. & F. 1981. Birds of the Northern Seas. Doubleday & Co., New York. 88pp.

Kress, S.W. 1980. Hello, Birdie: It's nice to see you back where you belong. Animal Kingdom. 81(4):8-16.

Kress, S.W. 1980. Puffins' progress. Animal Kingdom. 83(4):26-27.

Freidman, J. 1980. Puffin number 54. Ranger Rick's Nature Magazine. 16(12):25-30. 

ALSO SEE: Publications and Social Attraction Literature.

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