Summary of Seabird Counts on the Islands in the Firth of Forth
1986 Bass Rock Craigleith Lamb Fidra Eyebr-oughty Inchkeith Carr Craig Inchcolm Haystack Inch-mickery + Cow & Calves Inch Garvie / Forth Bridge Long Craig May Isle Total
Fulmar (AOS) 75 140 2 160   656       9     150  
Cormorant (nests)   94 104   30   36              
Shag (nests) 75 388 301 67   20       24     1,310  
Gannet (nests) x                          
Eider (nests) x 30+ 1 150+   x       82        
Great B-b Gull (nests)   3 3                      
Lesser B-b Gull (nests) c50 c 380 7 adults 480 mixed   8000 mixed       x     682  
Herring Gull (nests) c500 1,000 350 adults? 480 mixed   8000 mixed       x     1,943  
Kittiwake (nests) x c 725 167 532   369             4,801  
Common Tern (nests)       26           202     22  
Arctic Tern (nests)       4-5           23     128  
Roseate Tern (nests)                   18        
Sandwich Tern (nests)                   416        
Razorbill (pairs/sites) 36 40 21 48   23             1,864  
Guillemot (birds on cliffs) x 2,000 2,750 176   35             19,151  
Puffin (birds unless otherwise stated) 10+ 300 56 190   816                
AOB/AOS/AOT=Apparently occupied burrows/sites/territories; x=birds present but not counted; 0=none breeding;  c=circa; mixed=two species (eg Herring and LBB Gulls) counted together; b=birds; s=sites
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