The first and only time I saw Tufted Puffins I was so excited I grabbed the guy standing next to me (I am not so sure he was as completely enthralled as I was.) and started jumping up and down. I had seen Atlantic Puffins in Maine and Nova Scotia, of course; but the western puffins had eluded me. I think everyone on the boat was excited and for many of us it was a life bird. It is so distinctive looking–the bills, the tufts. It is right up there in the favorite bird category.
To see other cool birds, check out Bird Photography Weekly.