Program seeks to protect puffin population | Local News

Cannon Beach is home to one of the west coast’s treasures; the last remaining tufted puffin colony on the Oregon coast exists only at Haystack Rock. In the 2018 season, only 55 puffins were spotted returning to nest at the rock and fewer than a 1000 puffins exist in the wild in Oregon and Washington combined.

“Alaska is the only state with a stable puffin population,” said Melissa Keyser, Director of the Haystack Rock Awareness Program.

Keyser presented the 2018 annual report to the City Council at the March 12 work session, and there is some really good news. Wildlife harassment more at

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