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A group wants bird lovers to help save Atlantic puffins from starvation in Maine.
A puffin is a bird that lives near the ocean. There are about 1,000 pairs of the seabirds in the state. They are known for their multi-colored beaks. The Audobon Society says the number of puffin fledging chicks has declined in the last two years. That may be because their key food source, herring and hake, are leaving for cooler waters. Herring and hake are kinds of fish.
Puffins spend most of their lives at sea. They have babies in the spring before returning to the ocean in early August. The chicks go to sea after their parents feed them for about 40 days.
Audubon maintains three web cameras in key puffin habitats in Maine. Volunteers are being asked to watch the puffins feed and answer questions about their behavior.