19. Dow’s Puffin
Fossils were found in California’s Channel Islands in 200. Researchers named this seabird the Dow’s puffin. This bird lived in North America during the Late Pleistocene eolianite horizon. They mostly populated the islands of San Miguel and San Nicolas.
The Dow’s puffin looked very similar to the modern puffin. It had black feathers and a white belly, but its beak was striped black and orange like a tiger’s fur. Dow’s puffins roamed the Earth until about 12,000 years ago. This bird was named after Ronald J. Dow, who did a lot of crucial paleontological work on San Nicolas Island.