Puffins return to their summer breeding grounds on the Farne Islands as National Trust rangers carry out a Puffin census on the Farne Islands on May 16, 2013 in Farne, England. A census is carried out every five years with the last one in 2008 recording 36,500 pairs of puffins. The Farne Islands, offer good protection for the birds to nest, providing excellent sources of food, and few ground predators, despite this rangers fear that the extreme winter could impact on breeding numbers. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Atlantic Puffins In Peril In U.S.

The Atlantic puffin population is at risk in the United States, and there are signs the seabirds are in distress in other parts of the world.