Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica

Family: Alcidae (Auks)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red List Category

Criteria: A4abcde

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Justification of Red List category
This species has experienced rapid declines across most of its European range. Population trends outside Europe are unknown. Extrapolated over three generation lengths and allowing for uncertainty, the population is thought to be declining at a rate sufficient to be listed as Vulnerable. Should population trends become less uncertain both within and outside its European range it may merit uplisting or downlisting.

Population size: 12000000-14000000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 20,800,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Realm - Nearctic
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Fratercula arctica. Downloaded from on 22/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 22/09/2023.