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Alcids in North America

Discussion in 'North America - General' started by Great Argus, 15 Oct 2018.

  1. Great Argus

    Great Argus Well-Known Member

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    While this topic has been addressed before, it was an old thread and some new information would be good.

    Same as the last two threads, no information older than June 2016 was used. In the Zoochat forums and galleries I did note a couple facilities keeping alcids that did not have any recent mention.


    Two species previously held, no recent mention:
    Least Auklet — Any left at Cincinnati?
    Cassin’s Auklet — Seattle Aquarium held, do they still?
     
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    Great Argus Well-Known Member

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    Uria


    Common Murre (11 holders)

    Alaska Sealife Center
    Cincinnati
    Georgia Aquarium
    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Montreal Biodome
    Omaha
    Oregon Coast Aquarium
    Point Defiance
    Seattle Aquarium
    SeaWorld San Antonio
    SeaWorld San Diego

    Thick-billed Murre (1 holder)

    North Carolina


    Alca

    Razorbill (2 holders)

    Montreal Biodome
    National Aquarium


    Cepphus


    Black Guillemot (2 holders)

    Montreal Biodome
    National Aquarium

    Pigeon Guillemot (7 holders)

    Alaska Sealife Center
    Aquarium of the Pacific
    Cincinnati
    Georgia Aquarium
    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Oregon Coast Aquarium
    Seattle Aquarium


    Aethia


    Crested Auklet (2 holders)

    Aquarium of the Pacific
    Cincinnati

    Whiskered Auklet (1 holder)

    Cincinnati

    Parakeet Auklet (1 holder)

    North Carolina


    Cerorhinca


    Rhinoceros Auklet (3 holders)

    Alaska Sealife Center
    Oregon Coast Aquarium
    Seattle Aquarium


    Fratercula


    Atlantic Puffin (5 holders)

    Cincinnati
    Montreal Biodome
    National Aquarium
    SeaWorld San Antonio
    SeaWorld San Diego

    Horned Puffin (8 holders)

    Alaska Sealife Center
    Aquarium of the Pacific
    Cincinnati
    Georgia Aquarium
    North Carolina
    Oregon Coast Aquarium
    Point Defiance
    St. Louis

    Tufted Puffin (12 holders)

    Alaska Sealife Center
    Aquarium of the Pacific
    Bronx
    Central Park
    Georgia Aquarium
    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Oregon Coast Aquarium
    Point Defiance
    Seattle Aquarium
    SeaWorld San Antonio
    SeaWorld San Diego
    St. Louis
     
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    Tufted Puffin is also kept by Como Park.
     
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    Erythrogaster Well-Known Member

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    No whiskered, crested or least auklets at Cincinnati anymore. All died out.
    No cassin's auklet at Seattle Aquarium, not been there for 2-3 years now.
     
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    I visited Saint Louis in July of 2016 and they had Atlantic Puffin as well as the other two species at that time. Not sure about the present.
     
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    I visited this summer and they had only Horned and Tufted.
     
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  7. Great Argus

    Great Argus Well-Known Member

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    That's a bummer. Some very interesting species.
     
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    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    @Great Argus Are you planning on doing all the bird families kept in NA with these threads?
     
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  9. Great Argus

    Great Argus Well-Known Member

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    If interest from others continues, yes!
     
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    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    Well I, for one, are very much enjoying these threads. Keep up the great work!
     
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    Great Argus Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!