This is a wonderfully complete and attractive guide to one of nature's most interesting and beautiful birds. The similarities and differences in the 3 distinct puffin species are described, including maps showing their range.
The unique and fascinating behavior of puffins is explained in an entertaining way by the author who has great knowledge of and affection for these birds. Adaptations that have led to puffins' unusual appearance are documented.
Superb color photos include many close ups that show the characteristics of the 3 species. There are scenes of puffins feeding and nesting in colonies plus great action shots of birds in flight and diving underwater.
Natural and man made hazards to puffins and promising conservation efforts are reported. Puffins are very appealing to many people and this book presents the information we need to better know these birds.