Meet the puffin!
Puffins aren’t just a delicious kids’ cereal.
They are a spectacular species that needs our help! This striking bird is often called the parrot of the sea, and its signature beak is impossible to ignore! Puffins are excellent swimmers AND fast fliers, yet they require safe nesting grounds in order to thrive.
About Project Puffin
Project Puffin dates back to 1973, when The National Audubon Society began to address the issue of a declining puffin population by restoring habitats throughout the Gulf of Maine. Project Puffin now has a seasonal staff of 50 people who work tirelessly on behalf of these beloved bird.
How we give back.
Barbara’s love for puffins goes beyond our namesake cereal. We’ve been a longtime and a proud supporter of Project Puffin and The National Audubon Society.
- Puffins don’t make nests, they dig holes.
- A puffin’s beak (or bill) changes color during the year.
- There are four species of puffins, the Atlantic Puffin, Horned Puffin, Tufted Puffin and Rhinoceros Auklet.
Check out the Puffin Cam
Watch as these fascinating seabirds raise their young on the coasts of Maine. Check back often for new nests and babies.
Love Puffins too?
Find out how you can help support the team focused on protecting puffins in Maine.