Walrus Island Birds
Thousands of sea birds nest on Round Island during the sub-arctic summer.
Horned puffins, Fratercula corniculata, are found on rocks near the top of a cliff.
Tufted puffins, Fratercula cirrhata, nest in burrows at the top of cliffs.
Kittiwakes and murres nest lower on the cliffs.
Black-legged kittiwakes, Rissa tridactyla, build nests of dead grasses.
Common murres, Uria aalge, lay their sharp pointed eggs on bare rocks.
Parrakeet auklets, Aethia psittacula
Double-crested cormorants, Phalacrocorax auritus, roost just above the waves.
Glaucous gull, Larus hyperboreus
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