By Marianne Aplin, USFWS
Are they making a comeback?
Puffins appear to be recolonizing Hawadax (formerly Rat Island).
A dapper trio of horned puffins perch along the water at Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. (Photo: USFWS)
A crew on Hawadax found six tufted puffin burrows and observed birds entering and exiting burrows, so they are optimistic seabirds are breeding on the island.