Summary of Seabird Counts on the Islands in the Firth of Forth
1976 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) 20 70 2 70   446   8     55   57  
Cormorant (nests)     150                      
Shag (nests) 213 201 210 20   3 15   1 8        
Gannet (nests) x                          
Eider (nests) 3 x x x   x   x   30        
Great B-b Gull (nests)   1                        
Lesser B-b Gull (nests) c20 x c 5 c 20   x   c 20   c 5 2   742  
Herring Gull (nests) 500+ x 300 160   x c75 c 400 50 c 100 c110   2,975  
Kittiwake (nests) c1500 c 480 94 275   351             3,080  
Common Tern (nests)                   635   30    
Arctic Tern (nests)                            
Roseate Tern (nests)                   100        
Sandwich Tern (nests)                   566   1    
Razorbill (pairs/sites) c50 64 12 10 s/ 38b   15                
Guillemot (birds on cliffs) 2100+ 1,700 500 25 s   1 site                
Puffin (birds unless otherwise stated) c10 1,350   40   750                
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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