All scenic air tours are based outside of Grand Canyon National Park. Both fixed-wing and helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon region are offered daily. Some air operators also fly to the Grand Canyon Airport from Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona or Las Vegas, Nevada. For a list of air tour operators contact the Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce at PO Box 3007, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 or visit them at www.grandcanyonchamber.org/ . For those of you planning on flying your plane to the Grand Canyon Airport, the Arizona Department of Transporation has airport information at www.dot.state.az.us/aero/airports/.
Maine ocean islands provide the only nesting sites for Atlantic puffins in the United States. Eastern Egg Rock in the midcoast region, Seal Island and Matinicus Rock at the mouth of Penobscot Bay, and Machias Seal Island and Petit Manan Island off the downeast coast provide habitat for more than 4,000 puffins each summer.