Image of human removing auklet check from nest

Examining an auklet chick near artificial burrow (Photo: Jeff Rice)



Several of our rhinoceros auklet recordings are featured this week on the national radio program Living on Earth. Listen to the show’s Earth Ear segment to hear the sounds of these puffin-related birds nesting on Protection Island in Washington state. Rhinoceros auklets spend their days in the coastal waters there, but at night they return to their burrows, mouths full of fish for their chicks.

Here the sounds at Living on Earth