Horned Puffin

Fratercula corniculata

Outnumbering Tufted Puffins about 4:1 on St. Paul, the Horned Puffin is common on many of the cliff faces of the south and west shores of the island. The bicolored orange and yellow oversized bill, along with the wide white face and white undersides separate the Horned from the Tufted. The bird is named however, for the small, fleshy black horn above it eye. The Horned Puffin is the last breeding alcid to arrive, often not appearing until the last week of May.