The Elliston Puffin Site, Elliston
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  • We're really not the birders, but this was very impressive to see the colonies. They were really a lot so could take some great pictures and it was also allowed to do family research to learn more about these birds. The site is very easy to access and available to all to learn about the best times of year to observe
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  • We got directions to Elliston from our hosts at the Skerwink Hostel. We had been considering a boat tour but the abundance of puffins, ending their nesting period on this rocky island, gave us pause. ...  more »
  • Puffins at Elliston We travelled about three hours on the road from where we were staying to come see the puffins. There is a colony here in Elliston and apparently another up a little further at Bona...  more »
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  • Great place to visit!! Can easily stay there for an hour just watching the cute bird flying and jumping around, or trying to catch a photo when they fly. Binoculars helps since there's still distance away from them. I think it's a must go place if you like to see puffin clearly. We took the witless bay cruise but you can never see puffin clearly like this viewing site. Plus it's free, appreciated :) Definitely will come again in our next Newfoundland trip.
  • I was amazed at this breathing location where the Atlantic Puffins have chosen to have their nests. Elliston and Cape St. Mary's are the two spots that are definitely a must to visit, in Newfoundland. Birdies and photographers will think they died and went to heaven. Simply outstanding!
  • Amazing! Absolutely worth a visit to see the unique birds up close. Resist the urge to crowd the edge of the viewing site and you'll be awarded with a chance encounter should a puffin land up close and personal.
  • Great place to view Puffin life. This is a rookery and their best are underground but they spend large amounts of time coming and going as well as just hanging out.
  • This is a terrific spot to view puffins. A pair of binoculars or a small telephoto lens will make you feel you are right in the middle of them. The walk out to the site is slightly rugged, but negotiable by almost anyone. Because their nesting site is on a separate little island, they do not feel at all frightened and just go about their business.