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First Puffins Arrive in Iceland

Spring has officially arrived in Iceland with the first puffins spotted at Reynisfjall mountain near Vík yesterday, mbl.is reports.

puffin-alone_goPhoto: Geir Ólafsson/Iceland Review.

After breeding, in early August the puffins spend the winter at sea and do not return until mid to late April.

Iceland is home to the largest number of Atlantic Puffins with about ten million individuals. Vestmannaeyjar is the single largest puffin colony in the world with over one million nests.

Other places with large puffin colonies in Iceland include Papey island, Látrabjarg, the Mánáreyjar islands, Lundey island, Íngólfshöfði and the aforementioned Reynisfjall mountain.

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