There are a number of species of puffin, and as of March 2009, none were endangered, although the Tufted Puffin from the Pacific Northwest may be making it to endangered species lists soon. The latest count of the population showed a huge, huge decline in numbers that was unexpected.
No. Puffins are not considered endangered, with an estimated population of around 12 million Atlantic puffins around the world. Britain’s UK coast holds a good proportion of those numbers. Atlantic Puffins are, however, vulnerable because they dig burrows in soft earth, making the eggs and young easy pickings for small hungry mammals. With the spread of man came the spread of rats and other feral pests which forced the birds offshore.
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