Puffins: The State of the Birds Report 2010

According to the 2010 State of the Birds: Oceanic birds are among the most vulnerable species because they don’t raise many young each year; they face challenges from a rapidly changing marine ecosystem; and they nest on islands that may be flooded as sea levels rise....

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (and tufted puffins!)

Talking to the Zookeepers pays off!! Next time you visit a zoo—say hello and don’t be afraid to ask questions! Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium currently has 20 tufted puffins in its exhibit, 9 males and 11 females. The tufted puffins range in age from 1 to...

Experts’ fears for skinny puffins

Scientists are worried that puffins are getting underweight and dying because they haven’t got enough fish to eat in the North Sea. The Firth of Forth in Scotland is home to one of the UK’s largest puffin colonies. But experts who’ve been counting...