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    • Fraret atlàntic
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    • Fratercula arctica
  • English
    • Atlantic Puffin
  • French
    • macareux moine
  • German
    • Papageitaucher
  • Icelandic
    • Lundi
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • ATPU
  • Spanish
    • Frailecillo del Atlantico
  • Portuguese
    • Papagaio-do-mar
  • Basque
    • Lanperna musua

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Recent observations

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What

Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica

Observer

markg

Date

August 13, 2015 07:57 AM CDT

Place

Iceland (Google, OSM)

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What

Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica

Observer

finatic

Date

August 6, 2015 09:31 AM PDT

Description

Washington County, Maine, US

Atlantic Puffins sitting atop a viewing blind used by researchers.

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What

Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica

Observer

finatic

Date

August 6, 2015 11:01 AM PDT

Description

Washington County, Maine, US

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What

Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica

Observer

finatic

Date

August 6, 2015 11:37 AM PDT

Description

Washington County, Maine, US

Photos / Sounds

What

Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica

Observer

finatic

Date

August 6, 2015 11:33 AM PDT

Description

Washington County, Maine, US

Atlantic Puffins fledge at night and some get confused by the lights on the lighthouse. That was the case with this youngster. The researchers on the island look for them each morning and collect the ones they find. They keep them protected from predation during the day and release them that night. We were lucky to be able to see this one as it isn't a daily occurrence that this happens.

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What

Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica

Observer

finatic

Date

August 6, 2015 09:29 AM PDT

Description

Washington County, Maine, US

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What

Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica

Observer

csavy

Date

July 8, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica

Observer

jkrzeptowski

Date

July 9, 2015

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What

Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica

Observer

christinadoyle

Date

June 20, 2015 01:31 PM BST

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What

Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica

Observer

brianw

Date

July 2, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica

Observer

kucycads

Date

June 14, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica

Observer

paulf84

Date

June 14, 2015 08:53 PM BST
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Description from Wikipedia

The Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica), also known as the Common Puffin, is a species of seabird in the auk family. It is the only puffin native to the Atlantic Ocean with two related species, the Tufted Puffin and the Horned Puffin, being found in the north eastern Pacific. The Atlantic Puffin breeds in Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Newfoundland and many North Atlantic islands, and as far south as Maine in the west and the British Isles in...

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Conservation Summary

Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.