Why Puffin Birds Population are Decreasing?

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Lonely Puffin bird

Puffin birds or Atlantic puffin birds (Fratercula arctica) look cute for me, because of their colors, especially multi colors of their bill.

They are found mainly in the colder areas such as:
- Iceland
- North West Europe
- Arctic fringes
- Eastern North America
- across Atlantic Ocean.

Unfortunately, Puffin birds population are decreasing in the last 15 years due to many factors.

Iceland has the most Puffin bird population in the world, experienced lost of million birds.

Birds were estimated to decrease, from 7 million of 15 years ago to 5 million only in the present time in Iceland alone.

The main causes are climate changes. Some experts said that over fishing is also lead to decreasing of Puffin birds population. 


Hunting of puffin birds in Iceland
(credit to Josh Haner, The New York Times).

Fishes and crustaceans are source of foods for Puffin birds, but the birds prefer fish than crustacean. The fish includes:
- sand eels
- herring
- hake
- capelin

Some of these small fishes are caught by commercial fishing, contributed to depletion of fish population, hence effect on bird’s food supply.

In case of Iceland that hunting is one of main causes to birds number. The Iceland and Faroe island people consume puffin birds.

As traditional cuisine, what Icelanders and Faroe islanders do with puffin birds:
- eat fresh heart of birds
- grill the bird
- smoke the meat
- consume bird’s eggs

However, declining of Puffin birds is every where, thus “the International Union for Conservation of Nature” had listed the birds as vulnerable (threaten to endanger in near future).

Have you seen Puffin birds? Where?

34 comments:

  1. I had not heard of Puffin Birds before. This is an excellent post with interesting and thought provoking information, thank you for sharing.

    Wishing you all the best!

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    1. It is true the puffin bird population in declining due to hunting and other factors....

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  2. Puffins are really neat birds. I have seen then off Mull in Scotland, where if you sit still, they’ll come and stand near you as they see humans as protecting them from hawks and such.

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    1. I see....

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      They are found mainly in the colder areas such as:
      - Iceland
      - North West Europe
      - Arctic fringes
      - Eastern North America
      - across Atlantic Ocean.

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  4. I've never seen Puffin Birds before.

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      Unfortunately, Puffin birds population are decreasing in the last 15 years due to many factors.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
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      Iceland has the most Puffin bird population in the world, experienced lost of million birds.

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  6. Hello, this is sad news indeed. The puffins are so cute. I have yet to see one in the wild, I am hoping to see one. Wishing you a happy day!

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      Birds were estimated to decrease, from 7 million of 15 years ago to 5 million only in the present time in Iceland alone.

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  7. Puffin hunting off Iceland, is one reasons why there are so few, and massive fishing is another. I wish that people would recognise that.

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    1. I hope so...

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  8. Yah, baru tau puffin birds ._. baguuuuus. tapi mau punah masa :(

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      Hunting of puffin birds in Iceland
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  9. So sad!
    Thank you for sharing this informative information with us on this darling bird.

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      Fishes and crustaceans are source of foods for Puffin birds, but the birds prefer fish than crustacean. The fish includes:
      - sand eels
      - herring
      - hake
      - capelin

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  10. Estupendo post ! Siempre escribes con tanto cariño! Espero verte pronto por mi blog ! Me encanta saber tu opinión sobre mis entradas! Feliz noche! 💙💙💙

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      Some of these small fishes are caught by commercial fishing, contributed to depletion of fish population, hence effect on bird’s food supply.

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  11. That is sad, sad and sad that puffins are having a difficult time to survive.
    I saw puffins only on photographs, they are very beautiful birds.

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    1. yes, indeed....very sad.

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      In case of Iceland that hunting is one of main causes to birds number. The Iceland and Faroe island people consume puffin birds.

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  12. I love puffins!

    Humans are the ultimate invasive species.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Why Puffin Birds Population are Decreasing?
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      As traditional cuisine, what Icelanders and Faroe islanders do with puffin birds:
      - eat fresh heart of birds
      - grill the bird
      - smoke the meat
      - consume bird’s eggs

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Why Puffin Birds Population are Decreasing?
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      However, declining of Puffin birds is every where, thus “the International Union for Conservation of Nature” had listed the birds as vulnerable (threaten to endanger in near future).

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  14. I don't have idea about this, thanks for sharing.

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  15. In Germany we don't have puffin birds.

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  16. Never saw one, they are cute!!
    Xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. Thank you to visit:
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      Puffin birds or Atlantic puffin birds (Fratercula arctica) look cute for me, because of their colors, especially multi colors of their bill.

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  17. I think these birds are so pretty. It is a shame that they are declining. I didn't realize they were hunted.

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    1. Yes, indeed...

      Thank you to visit:
      Why Puffin Birds Population are Decreasing?
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      They are found mainly in the colder areas such as:
      - Iceland
      - North West Europe
      - Arctic fringes
      - Eastern North America
      - across Atlantic Ocean.

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