Summary of Seabird Counts on the Islands in the Firth of Forth
1959 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) 7 23   7   103   1            
Cormorant (nests)     44                      
Shag (nests) x 10+ c35                   352  
Gannet (nests) x                          
Eider (nests)   x x x   7-8   x            
Great B-b Gull (nests)                            
Lesser B-b Gull (nests)     3+     12                
Herring Gull (nests)     ?400-500 20   hundreds x 1            
Kittiwake (nests) ?1280 c 400 16                      
Common Tern (nests)       300-350           500+ mixed        
Arctic Tern (nests)       75-100           500+ mixed        
Roseate Tern (nests)       2-3           300-400        
Sandwich Tern (nests)       70           630        
Razorbill (pairs/sites)   quite a few pairs                        
Guillemot (birds on cliffs)   many dozens                        
Puffin (birds unless otherwise stated)   75-100 pairs                        
AOB/AOS/AOT=Apparently occupied burrows/sites/territories; x=breeding; 0=none breeding;  c=circa; mixed=two species (eg Herring and LBB Gulls) counted together; b=birds; s=sites
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