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Puffins

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Puffins

Is there any place on the coast that I would have a fairly good chance to see puffins? I tried to see them in Alaska and was unable to. Booked a date in Maine and it stormed so I'm hoping maybe 3rd time is a charm. Any help would be appreciated.

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1. Re: Puffins

They have an outdoor exibit at the Oregon Coast Auquarium. It is an aviary made with a circus tent structure that suspends a net over the area and has double doors at the entrance. You'll definitely see them there.

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2. Re: Puffins

There is a huge bunch of them just offshore from Oceanside at Three Arch Rocks. However, I'm not a birder so I don't know if you can see them from shore.

I have seen them frequently at Yaquina Head, from the point right at the lighthouse. You could call or email the folks there to ask more specific questions:

blm.gov/or/…index.php

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3. Re: Puffins

Thanks! I'm sure I will see them at the aquarium and hopefully at Yaquina Head as well. So glad you sent that link - when I looked at it I see one of the days we will be there the beach will be closed as they are repairing stairs, so now I will rearrange our days. Worked out perfect!

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4. Re: Puffins

If this doesn't work out for you, head to Iceland! Seriously:)

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5. Re: Puffins

Great, glad to help :-)

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only fugly oofahs suggest to go to iceland;-)

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7. Re: Puffins

and also Newfoundland :)

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8. Re: Puffins

I always see a number of them at Haystack rock in Cannon Beach

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9. Re: Puffins

Anne, any particular time of year that you see them there? (wow, I've lived in Oregon now for a bit over 60 years now and never saw one on our coast-finally had to go all the way to Newfoundland for that-but then I wanted to go there anyway). But it would be great to see them here.

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10. Re: Puffins

I haven't really paid attention. I know we were there spring break last year, first week of April and saw some.

We're going next weekend, I'll see if I see some and try to remember to come back and report.

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