Alcids (Puffins, Guillemots, etc.)

Atlantic Puffin

Atlantic puffin

The outsized, parti-colored bills of adult Atlantic puffins are so distinctive that they make it almost impossible to misidentify the birds. Even in winter, when the bills are duller, the size and the color is obvious. Young birds have smaller bills and can be confused with other alcids, but note the grayish-white face patch. Away… Read more

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