May 6, 2019 – Puffins are delightful, slightly comical little birds that need help to continue to be delightful and comical. Their numbers have declined due to over hunting and climate change. Iceland, home of Reyka Vodka that rightfully claims to be one of the purest in the world is also where over half the world’s Atlantic Puffins have their breeding grounds.
To help the puffins Reyka Vodka has teamed up with the National Audubon Society to raise money to protect puffin breeding grounds. On our east coast there are colonies of Atlantic puffins as far south as Maine. In the west, there are Horned puffins in Alaska and Tufted puffins on the islands off Washington and Oregon coasts down as far as the Farallon Islands off the coast of San Francisco, California. For more information about these delightful little creatures click here.
Interested in helping the beloved species?
Go to www.Reyka.com to “adopt a puffin” and visit www.shopreykagear.com to buy themed T-shirts, pins, calendars and hats. Using a donation-based scale, there are four levels of puffin adoption where the money will be donated to Audubon’s Project Puffin, which is focused on Maine:
“Bird Buddy” includes a downloadable file of the puffin to share ($1 donation)
“Feathered Friend” includes a downloadable file of the puffin and a pin ($10 donation)
“Avian Angel” includes a downloadable file of the puffin, a pin and a T-shirt ($25 donation)
“Puffin Daddy” includes a downloadable file of the puffin, a pin, 2 T-shirts and a hat ($50 donation)
On the Reyka site there is a link to Project Puffin detailing the history of puffins in Maine and the Audubon Society’s efforts to restore the habitat. It’s a fascinating read so be sure to check it out.