In this Aug. 1, 2014, file photo, Atlantic puffins congregate near their burrows on Eastern Egg Rock, a small island off the coast of Maine. The Audubon Society said 2017 was a great year for puffin reproduction. It's a rare bit of good news for the birds who have struggled in recent years due to changes in food availability. Credit: Robert F. Bukaty | AP

You might’ve already heard we’re crazy about Atlantic puffins here at the BDN. Just a few weeks ago, BDN bird columnist Bob Duchesne declared them Maine’s “sexiest bird.”

Atlantic puffins are found nowhere else in the U.S., and with just a hop, skip and a jump Down East, you, too, can see these adorable creatures for yourself.

This week, we’re taking a journey to Petit Manan, where you can spot the state’s second-largest lighthouse and, of course, the cutest bird.

Still not convinced? Watch the video below to learn why the Atlantic puffin is Maine’s “sexiest bird.”

Watch: What makes puffins so great