Tufted Puffin at the headlands
- Wed, 8 May 2002 -- Today Dorothy Tobkin found a TUFTED PUFFIN in the water
off the Mendocino Headlands. It was north of the island with murres,
cormorants, and burrows where TUPUs have nested before ( This is sometimes
called Goat Island by birders, I believe incorrectly. GEC ). There were
also a number of RHINOCEROS AUKLETS in the water near the puffin.
On May 6 she was scoping from Laguna Point in high winds and saw a
probable FRANKLIN'S GULL but did not get a definitive look. There were a
lot of migrating loons, phalaropes, scoters, and gulls.