Where or where have our little tufted puffins gone?
Where or where could they be?
According to the observations of volunteers for the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, tufted puffins are in a rapid decline over the past 25 or so years. From 612 puffins observed in 1988 to 150 nesting in 2010 and no more than 25 at one time this year. ((http://www.cannonbeachgazette.com/news/local_news/article_919ff0b4-d124-11e1-a065-001a4bcf887a.html))
This is just bad news! I think it is time we start to help the puffins on the Oregon and Washington coasts recover like they have in Project Puffin on the east coast. Any ideas on how to do this?