Atlantic Puffin

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This species has been recorded at locations shown on this map.

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Red dots on the maps indicate individual records with an accuracy of 1 km or better. Black squares are centred in those 10 km squares of the national grid in which there is at least one record at 10 km accuracy.

Date Gridref Site Quantity Recorder Comment
08/07/1949 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 R.V
15/06/1971 NR2558 Rhuvaal Lighthouse 1 Booth, C.G.
13/07/1972 NR2558 Off Port Charlotte 1 Booth, C.G. at sea
16/04/1974 NR2063 Machir Bay 1 Booth, C.G.
07/08/1974 NR2063 Machir Bay 1 Booth, C.G. reported
07/02/1976 NR2066 Saligo Bay 1 Booth, C.G.
28/02/1976 NR4370 Sound of Islay 6 Clugston, D Flying N through sound at Port Askaig.
13/05/1976 NR2370 Sanaigmore 5 Elliott, R.E. In raft off main auk cliffs.
21/05/1977 NR2068 Rubha Lamanais, RSPB Smaull 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
25/05/1977 NR2171 Sanaig Cliffs 4 Elliott, R.E. On sea, 1 visited main razorbill cave, diving 40m out from rocks.
25/05/1977 NR2171 Sanaig Cliffs 4 Elliott, R.E. Diving at base of rocks.
02/07/1977 NR0101 From ferry 4 Unknown Between Gigha and Port Ellen.
09/07/1977 NR0101 From ferry, Port Ellen to Kennacraig 1 Unknown
05/10/1977 NR2370 Sanaigmore 0 Batty, D & P Along N and W part of coast.
07/06/1978 NR2171 Sanaig Cliffs 3 Charman, J
01/07/1978 NR4650 Ardmore 1 Watt, J Flying past.
29/10/1978 NR3645 Port Ellen Bay 3 Robinson, S.T Half a mile out.
25/05/1979 NR2171 Sanaig Cliffs 4 Elliott, R.E. Port Carraig Sgairn, 2 approached SW cliff, 1 entered a burrow.
28/10/1979 NR1653 Claddach 1 Robinson, S.T Winter plumage.
16/09/1980 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Unknown Seen during 3 hours of watching.
20/03/1981 NR0101 From ferry 0 Clugston, D.L & Wilson, M
30/05/1981 NR0101 From ferry 1 Elliott, R.E. Off SE coast.
29/09/1981 NR1864 Coul Point 509 Stroud, D Max. passage in 2 hours. No breeding on Islay.
27/12/1981 NR1755 Lossit Bay 3 Hunt, A.J, Greem, E.E, & Henderson, M Observations between Portnahaven and Machir Bay.
26/02/1983 NR0101 From ferry 1 Elliott, R.E. Off SE coast.
22/02/1986 NR3645 Port Ellen Bay 0 Butterworth, P
11/06/1986 NR2371 Sanaigmore Bay 2 Lang, D.C On water.
16/06/1986 NR2371 Ton Mhor 1 Wilson, J
11/02/1987 NR3645 Port Ellen Bay 7 Sharpe, D.J Flock of 7-8 birds half a mile from Port Ellen.
27/08/1987 NR3171 Killinallan 1 RSPB Volunteers
25/10/1987 NR4653 Claggain Bay 1 Bristol Ornithological Club
04/05/1993 NR4370 Sound of Islay 1 Smith, N.A. Seen from ferry at S end of Sound
23/10/1993 NR0101 Ferry crossing 2 Carr, G.
22/04/1994 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 ap Rheinallt, T. >N; 1st of yr
02/09/1994 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S; last of yr
30/04/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 3 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
04/05/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 3 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
08/05/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
11/05/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
30/05/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 16 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
04/07/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 ap Rheinallt, T. 1 >S 1 >N
06/07/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 11 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
07/07/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 17 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
08/07/1995 NR1551 West of Orsay 12 ap Rheinallt, T. 10 >N 2 >S 30 min evening
27/07/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 6 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
28/07/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 10 ap Rheinallt, T. 6 >S 4 >N
29/07/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 10 ap Rheinallt, T. 3 >S 7 >N
30/07/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 5 ap Rheinallt, T. 2 >S 3 >N
04/08/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
06/08/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
08/08/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
08/08/1995 NR1551 West of Orsay 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
10/08/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 ap Rheinallt, T. 1 >S 1 >N
20/08/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
12/09/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
11/06/1996 NR4370 Sound of Islay 1 Gordon, J.
14/10/1996 NR0101 Ferry crossing 1 ap Rheinallt, T. From ferry, off Ardbeg
24/10/1996 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Unknown visitor >S
13/01/1997 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S; my 1st winter record here
06/07/1997 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 19 ap Rheinallt, T. >S in 1 hour
13/07/1997 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 18 ap Rheinallt, T. >S in 1.5 hr
24/07/1997 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 5 ap Rheinallt, T. 4>S 1>N in 1.25 hr
13/07/1998 NR1755 Lossit Bay 1 Steele, A. With sand-eel in beak. No recent breeding records
13/07/1998 NR1755 Lossit Bay 1 Steele, A. With sandeel in beak. No recent breeding records
13/07/1998 NR1755 Lossit Bay 1 Steele, A. & B. Flying low amongst rocks to south of Lossit Bay with eel in beak.
06/01/1999 NR2063 Machir Bay 2 Visser, S.
31/05/1999 NR2053 Easter Ellister 3 Whitehouse, A. >S offshore
31/05/1999 NR2053 Easter Ellister 3 Whitehouse, A. Heading south
16/06/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Whitehouse, A. > south
16/06/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Whitehouse, A. >S
14/07/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 10 Whitehouse, A. > south
14/07/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 10 Whitehouse, A. >S in 1.5 hrs
03/08/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 3 Whitehouse, A. >S
06/08/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Whitehouse, A. >S
25/09/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
22/10/1999 NR0101 Ferry crossing 1 Bickmore, M.
21/05/2000 NR2066 Saligo 3 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
25/05/2000 NR2066 Saligo 2 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
22/07/2000 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 5 Whitehouse, A. >S
05/08/2000 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
06/08/2000 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >N
08/08/2000 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 4 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
06/09/2000 NR2974 Ardnave Point 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >W
18/09/2000 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
08/10/2000 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
30/01/2002 NR4653 Claggain Bay 1 Halloween, D.
22/06/2002 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
11/07/2002 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 1 Anderson, A. Juvenile on beach
14/07/2002 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 6 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
24/07/2002 NR2974 Ardnave Point 5 Spray, C., & Chisholm, H. Passing close in
28/07/2002 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
10/08/2002 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Whitehouse, A. >South
08/09/2002 NR2974 Ardnave Point 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >W
25/10/2002 NR4652 Aros Bay 1 Phillips, M. From ferry
03/11/2002 NR4652 Aros Bay 1 Phillips, M. From ferry
27/12/2002 NR1651 Port Wemyss 1 Richards, B. Seawatch 0830-1030: >E
02/02/2004 NR0101 From ferry 1 J McCallum Outside PE
05/02/2004 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 1 P Wisniewski Flying N
05/05/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Calle Ljungberg
06/05/2004 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 1 Calle Ljungberg
15/05/2004 NR2066 Saligo Bay 3 T ap Rheinalt >S
30/05/2004 NR4654 Ardtalla 1 MaryAnn Featherstone Dead on beach
27/06/2004 NR2171 Sanaig Cliffs 1 M Bleaney On sea below cliffs
23/07/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 T ap Rheinalt >S
06/08/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 14 T ap Rheinalt >S, 2 hr
20/08/2004 NR2974 Ardnave Point 2 T ap Rheinalt >W, 2 hr
20/07/2005 NR2873 Ardnave 1 McKay, C
20/07/2005 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 1 Visitor
23/09/2006 NR4654 Ardtalla 1 Hemming, J & Eithin, B Washed up on shoreline.
22/05/2010 NR0101 Ferry 3 Greenwood, A & Ashall, J
21/08/2010 NR4656 Proaig 2 Featherstone, M Dead
12/09/2011 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 Peter Roberts