Tropical Visitor At Home On Seal Island

A rare bird indeed has taken up residence on Maine’s outer islands. A red-billed tropicbird, usually a West Coast and Caribbean breeder, has called Seal Island and Matinicus Rock home for the past few summers. The island interns from both seabird restoration islands, part of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, have spotted this handsome bird on a few occasions this summer. If you find yourself cruising out there keep your eyes open for this creature out of his element.