SEABIRDS

On your Maine “Sea-Fari”, you will experience the raw beauty of the Maine coastline and interact with various incredible wildlife.

We partner with the National Audubon Project Puffin to facilitate and narrate our popular Puffin tours to Eastern Egg Rock. A portion of our proceeds are donated to the Puffin Project to ensure we can continue to preserve these special creatures.

Puffins generally arrive on Eastern Egg Rock to breed in April and depart in August. Their migration pattern varies each year, and our schedule only offers Puffin Trips and Whale/Puffin Combo trips while the puffins are in season.

Regardless of which tour you go on, you will see wonderful wildlife. Below are some of the seabirds that you may see and photograph while enjoying a Cap’n Fish Cruise. How many do you think you can spot?

Ducks, Geese, and Swans
  • Mute Swan
  • Brant
  • Canada Goose
  • Green-winged Teal
  • American Black Duck
  • Northern Pintail
  • Canvasback
  • Redhead
  • Greater Scaup
  • King Eider
  • Common Eider
  • Harlequin Duck
  • Oldsquaw
  • Black Scoter
  • Surf Scoter
  • White-winged Scoter
  • Common Goldeneye
  • Bufflehead
  • Red-breasted Merganser
Family Alcidae (Auks)
  • Dovekie
  • Commun Murre
  • Thick-billed Murre
  • Razorbill
  • Black Guillemot
  • Atlantic Puffin
Gulls & Terns
  • Laughing Gull
  • Bonaparte’s Gull
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Herring Gull
  • Iceland Gull
  • Lesser black-backed Gull
  • Glaucous Gull
  • Great black-backed Gull
  • Black-headed Gull
  • Black-legged Kittiwake
  • Sabine’s Gull
  • Roseate Tern
  • Common Tern
  • Arctic Tern
  • Least Tern
  • Pomarine Jaeger
  • Parasitic Jaeger
  • Long-tailed Jaeger
  • Great Skua
  • South Polar Skua
Plovers
  • Piping Plover
Family Haematopodidae
  • American Oystercatcher
Sandpipers, etc.
  • Spotted Sandpiper
  • Sanderling
  • Purple Sandpiper
  • Dunlin
  • Red-necked Phalarope
  • Red Phalarope
Loons
  • Common Loon
  • Red-throated Loon
Cormorants
  • Great Cormorant
  • Double-crested Cormorant 
Gannets
  • Northern Gannet
Fulmars, prions, petrels and shearwaters
  • Northern Fulmar
  • Cory’s Shearwater
  • Greater Shearwater
  • Sooty Shearwater
  • Manx Shearwater
Storm-Petrels
  • Leach’s Storm Petrel
  • Wilson ‘s Storm Petrel