Tufted Puffin Fratercula cirrhata


Amaral, M. J. 1977. A comparative breeding biology of the Tufted and Horned puffin in the Barren Islands, Alaska. University of Washington.

Bailey, E. P. 1993. Introduction of foxes to Alaskan islands - history, effects on avifauna, and eradication. Resource Publication - US Fish and Wildlife Service 193: 62.

Bird, J.P., Martin, R., Akçakaya, H.R., Gilroy, J., Burfield, I.J., Garnett, S.G., Symes, A., Taylor, J., Şekercioğlu, Ç.H. and Butchart, S.H.M. 2020. Generation lengths of the world’s birds and their implications for extinction risk. Conservation Biology 34(5): 1252-1261.

BirdLife International. 2010. 1st Asian Marine IBA Workshop Report.

DeGange, A.R., Day, R.H., Takekawa, J.E. and Mendenhall, V.M. 1993. Losses of seabirds in gill nets in the North Pacific. The status, ecology and conservation of marine birds of the North Pacific: 204-211.

Gjerdrum, C.; Vallee, A. M. J.; St-Clair, C. C.; Bertram, D. F.; Ryder, J. L.; Blackburn, G. S. 2003. Tufted Puffin reproduction reveals ocean climate variability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 100: 9377-9382.

IUCN. 2020. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2020-3. Available at: (Accessed: 10 December 2020).

Morrison, K. W., Hipfner, J. M., Blackburn, G. S., and Green, D. J. 2011. Effects of extreme climate events on adult survival of three Pacific auks. The Auk 128(4): 707-715.

Partners in Flight. 2019. Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2019. Available at:

Piatt, J.F., and Kitaysky, A.S. 2002. Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata). In: A. F. Poole and F. B. Gill (eds), The Birds of North America, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY.

Pierce, D. J., and Simons, T. R. 1986. The influence of human disturbance on Tufted Puffin breeding success. The Auk 103(1): 214-216.

Secretariat of the Arctic Council. 2017. Arctic Invasive Alien Species: Strategy and Action Plan 2017. Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna and Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment. Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME).

Wehle, D. H. S. 1980. The breeding biology of the puffins: Tufted Puffin (Lunda cirrhata), Horned Puffin (Fratercula corniculata), Common Puffin (F. arctica), and Rhinoceros Auklet (Cerorhinca monocerata). University of Alaska.

Whidden, S. E., Williams, C. T., Breton, A. R. and Buck, C. L. 2007. Effects of transmitters on the reproductive success of Tufted Puffins. Journal of Field Ornithology 78: 206-212.

Žydelis, R., Small, C. & French, G. 2013. The incidental catch of seabirds in gillnet fisheries: A global review. Biological Conservation 162: 76-88.

Further resources

Search for photos and videos, and hear sounds of this species from the Macaulay Library

View photos and videos and hear sounds of this species from the Internet Bird Collection

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Fratercula cirrhata. Downloaded from on 08/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 08/12/2023.