Puffin Chapter of The Bird Book by Chester A. Reed

PUFFINS, AUKS and MURRES. Family ALCIDÆ NEST AND EGGS OF PIED-BILLED GREBE.Puffins, Auks and Murres are all sea birds and are only found inland when blown there by some severe storm of winter. At this season numbers of them are apt to lose their bearings and may...

Dow’s Puffin (Fratercula dowi)

The Puffin family of birds is small. It always has been. But there were more along time ago. Fossils including eggshells, bones of immature birds, and articulated skeletons suggest that nesting colonies of an older puffin once occurred on San Miguel and San Nicolas...