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Puffin, or the tammie norrie as it is affectionately known in Orkney. Breed between May and early August.  Best  to see large numbers is Castle of Burrian on Westray.  Also get close views at the RSPB’s North Hill reserve on Papa Westray and you can spot a few at Marwick Head in the west mainland, at the Old Man of Hoy, Noup Cliffs on Westray and the isle of Copinsay.  There are 61,000 puffins in Orkney but 59,000 of these are on remote Sule Skerry, 40 miles west of the Orkney mainland.

Everybody’s darling, the puffin, or the tammie norrie as it is affectionately known in Orkney, brings a smile to the face of anyone lucky enough to see it. This small auk is worth seeking out in some of the hotspots in the isles where they come eve.

Iceland 2009: Lundi  by Marco Asbach  Lundi - the icelandic name name for Puffins, one of the most known birds on Iceland. The shots were taken at Látrabjarg.

Iceland Lundi by Marco Asbach Lundi - the icelandic name name for Puffins, one of the most known birds on Iceland. The shots were taken at Látrabjarg.

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The Puffin Charmer By thinking like a social bird, Stephen Kress brought puffins back to the United States.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor puffin tekenen

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor puffin tekenen

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Bird watching is big in Varanger, and the Puffin is a popular bird to watch at the Hornøya birdcliff, but did you know that they have their own fight club - Puffin Fight Club? photo: T. Amundsen/ www.

Barking up the Wrong Tree

Barking up the Wrong Tree – Advocacy for Animals

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A Puffin Comeback

The Puffin Comeback - Atlantic puffins had nearly vanished from the Maine coast until a young biologist defied conventional wisdom to lure them home.

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