Differences in puffin bills

Differences in puffin bills

The three kinds of puffins have different puffin bills. Let’s examine all three to see how they are different. Do you notice any other differences? Please let us know! Note: The colorful fleshy part at the base of the puffin’s bill is called a rosette. You can...
Puffin sizes differences (UPDATE!)

Puffin sizes differences (UPDATE!)

I made an updated visual chart to show the size difference between the four types of puffins (Tufted puffins, Horned puffins, Rhinoceros auklets and Atlantic puffins). Atlantic Puffins are tiniest at about 10 to 11 1/2 inches (25-29 cm) Rhinoceros Auklets are about 14...

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...

Another day at the zoo…

My dearest friends went to the Point Defiance Zoo again today and spent a lot of time with the puffins! They had so much fun. Apparently, the little puffins were very friendly today. One came right up to the barrier, so close they could have picked it up! They did...