Puffins Rock!

Puffins Rock!

After watching walruses we took a late flight over to Nova Scotia so that we would arrive early in the morning. We were on a mission to to meet the awesome bird the puffin! These sea going birds are one of our favorites! We were excited to see them.

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Date: 12/13

Location: Arctic circle/Nova Scotia

  • The Atlantic Puffin is a highly social bird that lives in large colonies on rocky coasts and islands.
  • They have bright orange beaks that are brighter during mating season. They also have bright orange feet. They’ve been called the “sea parrot” because of their bright coloration.
  • Male and female Atlantic Puffins incubate eggs.
  • Atlantic Puffins spend their winters out in the open ocean.
  • They are excellent swimmers and divers. They can dive up to 200 ft deep.

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  • They can catch several fish at one time.
  • Atlantic Puffins are the Provincial (official) bird of Newfoundland, Canada.
  • Although they look like those flightless birds the penguin, puffins are not related to them.

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Puffins are so gorgeous with their bright colored feet and beaks. These birds are masters at diving like their cousins the flightless penguin, but they do it from high in the sky! We could have watched them all day!

 

 

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