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Puffins on the Farne Island

Puffins return to their summer breeding grounds on the Farne Islands in Northeast England on May They are often called "sea parrots" due to their colorful beaks. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Puffins. Via T+L (www.travelandleisure.com). Atlantic puffins spend most of their lives at sea, returning to land only once a year to breed. About 60 percent of the world’s puffins breed along Iceland’s coast.

These little guys are so cute and colorful Atlantic puffins spend most of their lives at sea, returning to land only once a year to breed. About 60 percent of the world’s puffins breed along Iceland’s coast.

IMG_0829 by richardrichard, via Flickr

IMG_0829 by richardrichard, via Flickr

Puffin Therapy in the Treshnish Isles ~ photo by Ordinary Traveler

Puffin Therapy in the Treshnish Isles - Scotland

From the Isle of Mull, I took a tour with Turus Mara to Staffa and the Treshnish Isles -- and on the island of Lunga, I got my dose of puffin therapy!

Puffins

Atlantic Puffins (Fratercula arctica) have penguin-like coloring but they sport…

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Atlantic Puffins are often referred to as as '"clowns of the ocean" and "sea parrots". Photographed on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire (Wales).

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Atlantic puffin, by Eric Bowles.preening, puffins spend a lot of time preening, from their oil gland, as they need to be water-proof

Curlews and puffins have been added to the "red list" of threatened UK birds as experts warn that more than a quarter of the nation's birds are struggling to survive. The UK is home to a quarter of the global breeding population of curlews, Europe's largest and most distinctive wading bird, but numbers fell 64% from 1970 to 2014 according to the State of the UK's Birds 2016 report. An international action plan has been created to find ways to help t...

Puffins and curlews added to 'red list' of threatened UK birds

Curlews and puffins have been added to the "red list" of threatened UK birds as experts warn that more than a quarter of the nation's birds are struggling to survive. The UK is home to a quarter of the global breeding population of curlews, Europe's largest and most distinctive wading bird, but numbers fell 64% from 1970 to 2014 according to the State of the UK's Birds 2016 report. An international action plan has been created to find ways to help t...

Puffins

Puffins join Shags and Guillemot birds on the Farne Islands just off the Northumberland coast for the start of the breading season. Photo by Owen Humphreys

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