Alaska, Horned Puffin (Fratercula corniculata), Breeding migrant

Summary

Species with a wide distribution, nesting in the Aleutian Islands, in Bearing Sea, Alaska Peninsula, Gulf of Alaska, Chukchi Sea, and Beaufort Sea.

Conservation status

Information not yet available

Phenology

This puffin breeds from May to September.

Abundance

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The Alaskan breeding population is estimated at least 900000 birds at 608 colony sites. The largest colonies are located on Semidi, Shumagin e Sanak islands.

Habitat

It nests along rocky coastlines and islands in North Pacific Ocean, in burrows on talus slopes and crevices on rocky cliffs. It winters in the sea, in North Pacific Ocean.

Threats

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Information in English
Breeding migrant
  • Alaska Seabird Information Series, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Management Nongame Program November 2006