Title

Six species of auks, or alcids, can be seen in Maine waters. The Razorbill is t

Source

Island Journal

Date

1987

Volume Number

Volume 4

Pages

46

Abstract

Six species of auks, or alcids, can be seen in Maine waters. The Razorbill is the largest, rarest, and prettiest, with about 330 breeding in the Gulf of Maine. All live on one of four breeding colonies: Machias Seal Island, Matinicus Rock, Old Main Island, and Freeman Rock. Although predation by eggers and hunters almost extinguished the Razorbill by 1890, they began to reappear in the 1920s. Details.

Subjects

Endangered species, Birds

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