Atlantic Puffins are ten-inch tall seabirds that are remarkable in many respects. They can dive 200 feet underwater using their flipper-like wings, fly through the air using a wingbeat of over 400 strokes/minute, and tunnel into soil to create cozy nesting burrows deep underground. A single egg is laid in a burrow, and the chick when hatched is raised by both parents on a diet of small fish. Puffins can live to 30 years old or more, and return each year to the same island to nest. Audubon has been successful at restoring many puffin nesting colonies in Maine in part by moving chicks from Canada. To learn more, visit www.projectpuffin.org
- 500 Pieces
- Size: 18"x18"
- Photographer: Mircea Bezergheanu
Maker: Buffalo Games