Puffin

Fratercula arctica – PAL – Breeding summer visitor

Puffin – first and last

Table of first and last dates, and highest counts on the Islands. Data from the Pembrokeshire Bird Reports

Puffin – 2011 research

Fratercula arctica – PAL – Breeding summer visitor A Dispersive Migration in the Atlantic Puffin and Its Implications for Migratory Navigation Individual Atlantic puffins ‘scout out’ their own migration routes rather than relying on genetic ‘programming’ or learning routes from a parent, a new study suggests. The evidence comes from research by a team from Oxford […]

Puffin – 1994

Fratercula arctica – PAL – Breeding summer┬ávisitor 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 7 Breeding probable Breeding possible 1 No of tetrads occupied 8 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 1.7% The Puffin was formerly much more numerous than it is today. There was an extremely large colony of Puffins on Grassholm in the 1890s, estimates of its size […]

Puffin – 1949

Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.

Puffin – 1894

Fratercula arctica – Resident. This is the last of the Pembrokeshire birds that is left to us to describe, and, in the summer time, is by far the most numerous on the whole list; we do not believe that we should exaggerate were we to say that the Puffins, in number, are then equal to all the other birds […]