Puffins and other birds on Saint Paul Island
The volcanic shoreline in Saint Paul rises up in rocky cliffs that provide ideal nesting habitat for Horned and Tufted Puffins,
Because the chicks are so vulnerable to predators, they remain inside crevices where they are mostly hidden from view. Parents
bring them eels--as you can see in the photo below.
Horned Puffin
Tufted Puffins
Parakeet Auklet
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
Red-Legged Kittiwakes
Rock Sandpiper
Black-Legged Kittiwakes
Thick-billed Murre
Red-faced Cormorant
The cliffs
The island is grassy and green in the summer. And rat free! Very few invasive plants.
Rosy-Finch feeding on celery plant which grows profusely on St. Paul Island
Pacific Winter Wren
Lapland Longspur
Rock Sandpiper
Wandering Tattler