Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, OR

Haystack Rock


Haystack Rock is known for its population of Tufted Puffins. The Tufted Puffin arrives starting in April. They return here every year to lay one egg in their burrow. The best time to see them is low-tide. Kevin and I woke up early and drove to Cannon Beach to see the Tufted Puffin. I saw a volunteer relaxing in a chair with his scope focused on a Tufted Puffin on the rock. We chatted with the local volunteer a bit. It was an incredible moment to see them flying around the rock and sitting in the grass near the top of the rock.

Cannon Beach is a quaint beach town. I saw several different statutes of the Tufted Puffin around the town. We’ve been looking forward to seeing the Tufted Puffin. He is beautful.

Happy Birding!


4 thoughts on “Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, OR

  1. You know, we lived in Oregon over 30 years and have been to Cannon Beach many times over the years, but I didn’t know tufted puffins spent time on Haystack Rock. Wow, you learn something new every day! And I love birding! Next time I’m there when they’re nesting, I’ll be looking for them.

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