Forth Seabird Group - Guillemot Statistics

When counting Guillemot, we count the number of adults on land at a colony. This means all birds visible on the cliff, except for those only loosely associated with the colony (i.e. on intertidal rocks, or on the sea). There is no attempt to decide whether each bird is breeding or not.

Note: To try and make the charts more meaningful, where the counts are incomplete an estimate has been made for the missing figures. The counts for the years on either side of the missing count are compared, and the lower value is taken as the estimate.


1: Click here for table of guillemot counts

Here you will find the figures for all the counts since they started in 1959.


2: Charts for number of birds, selected islands

These charts show the number of birds counted each year since 1959. As figures are not available for all islands, these charts only show the counts for Craigleith, Fidra, Lamb, Inchcolm, Inchmickery and Inchkeith.




3: Charts for number of birds counted on ALL islands, 1994 onwards

These charts show the number of birds counted each year since 1994. These are the years where figures are available for all islands.




4: Pie chart showing the split of breeding Guillemot over the different islands.

The chart uses the average number of birds counted on each island since 1994. (This does not include any estimate for missed counts.)

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Guillemot with egg

Guillemot colony