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
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The Atlantic puffin was once known as the common puffin. It is a short and stocky
diving sea bird about 12 inches in length with a wingspan of 20-24 inches.
Nesting around the edges of the North Atlantic, this puffin is sought after by
birdwatchers who visit Maine or eastern Canada in summer. At its colonies, the
Atlantic puffins are fast fliers. Flapping their wings at up to 400 beats/minute, they
can fly as fast as 88 km/h (55mph). Learn more at Animal Fact Guide!
Puffin range. Occurs in and around the North Atlantic. In winter the puffin
disperses over the open ocean reaching as far south as the Azores and Canary
There are four different species of Puffin that are found inhabiting the colder
conditions of the northern Atlantic which are the Atlantic Puffin, the Tufted Puffin,
Atlantic Puffins. Puffin and Razorbill. Isle au Haut Ferry Special trips to Seal
Island. May 29 Puffins 2pm. Jun 19 Puffins 11 am. Jun 26 Puffin/ Lighthouse
Range Description: The Atlantic Puffin can be found throughout the North Atlantic
Ocean, from north-west Greenland (to Denmark) to the coastline of ...
The Atlantic Puffin can be found throughout the North Atlantic Ocean, from north-
west Greenland (to Denmark) to the coastline of Newfoundland (Canada) in the ...