Three Arch Rocks, Oregon, USA
The Three Arch Rocks provide habitat for Oregon’s largest breeding colony of tufted puffins. These flamboyant birds with their large bright orange beaks and long yellow head tufts are one of the most recognizable seabirds on the Oregon coast.
Designated as the first National Wildlife Refuge west of the Mississippi River. Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge lies offshore of the community of Oceanside. One of the Oregon coast’s best-known landmarks. The refuge consists of three large and six smaller rocks totalling 15 acres. The refuge is one of the smallest designated Wilderness Areas in the country.