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Tufted & Horned Puffins

There are 2 common species of Puffins in Alaska:
the Tufted Puffin (right) and the Horned Puffin (far right).

They are very abundant in the Prince William Sound area. They can also be seen on Kodiak or Saint-Paul Islands where they breed in large colonies, mostly on cliffs. The female lays a single egg.

Puffins are not stylish flyers: due to the small size of their wings, they appear somewhat clumsy in the air, flapping their wings 300 times per minute. However, the small wings actually allow the Puffins to swim gracefully in the water.

Their diet mainly consists of small fish and zooplankton.






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