Tufted Puffin Natural History, Research and Conservation Status

March 6, 2023

Dr. Scott Pearson, Senior Research Scientist at Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Tufted Puffin is an iconic seabird that nests on offshore islands along Washington's outer coast and on two islands in the Salish Sea. Recent analyses suggest that the puffin is declining from the Gulf of Alaska south to California, with more dramatic declines at the southern end of its breeding range. Scott will describe the species' natural history, information on its status in Washington and beyond, and on research and conservation efforts to benefit the species locally.

This webinar was co-sponsored by NOAA's Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary and Feiro Marine Life Center.