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Atlantic Puffins Colony Coastal Shores Bird Island Newfoundland

The coastal shores where Bird Island is located in Newfoundland, Canada, makes the ideal place for the colony of Atlantic Puffins to nest and breed.

Overlooking the coastal shores of Bonavista Bay along the Discovery Trail in Newfoundland, Canada, Bird Island creates the ideal place for a colony of Atlantic Puffins. These cute black and white birds resemble that of a penguin except they have a bright orange bill during breeding season, orange feet and yellow markings on either side of their face.

The male species of Atlantic Puffins are very busy atop Bird Island where they clear out a section of landscape to create a nest. Sometimes they will cover the nest in grass, seaweed or feathers to make it more comfortable for the young when they hatch.

During the 19th century, the population of Atlantic Puffins declined as they were continuously being hunted for their meat and eggs. The numbers have increased over the years as Bird Island protects the Atlantic Puffins from any predators such as humans, rats, dogs, cats and foxes.

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Atlantic Puffins Colony Coastal Shores Bird Island Newfoundland
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Picture of a colony of Atlantic Puffins on the cliffs of Bird Island located on the coastal shores of Newfoundland, Canada.
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    Many different types of birds reside on Bird Island in Newfoundland, Canada where the waters of Bonavista Bay crash against the coastal shores at the base of the cliffs.

    Atlantic Puffins, Fratercula artica, nesting on Bird Island just off shore from Cape Bonavista Lighthouse, Bonavista Peninsula, Bonavista Bay, Discovery Trail, Newfoundland Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada.







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