Northern Fulmar

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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
2001 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 0 RSPB Present in breeding season; no count of pairs
2001 NR2841 Upper Killeyan, RSPB The Oa 0 RSPB Present in breeding season; no count of pairs
2001 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 0 RSPB Present in breeding season; no count of pairs
2002 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 0 RSPB
2002 NR2841 Upper Killeyan, RSPB The Oa 0 RSPB
2002 NR2673 Druim nan Crann 5 RSPB
2003 NR277726 Ardnave: Compt KN01-KN33 AN01-AN42 0 RSPB Gruinart staff
2005 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 0 Fotheringham, C.
2006 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 0 Moncrieff, H.
2007 NR2873 Ardnave 0 Fotheringham, C.
30/06/1905 NR277726 Ardnave 0 Fotheringham
01/07/1905 NR277726 Ardnave 0 How
15/06/1924 NR2171 Sanaig Cliffs 0 Ramsay, F.
15/06/1930 NR2060 Kilchiaran Farm 6 Ramsay, F. prs breeding
15/06/1945 NR2060 Kilchiaran Farm 100 Ramsay, F.
02/07/1962 NR1755 Lossit Bay 2 Tait, C. nest sites - S side
02/07/1962 NR1652 Portnahaven 5 Tait, C.
06/07/1962 NR2171 Sanaig Cliffs 150 Tait, C. nest sites; Sanaigmore Bay to Eilean Mor
07/07/1962 NR2641 Mull of Oa, RSPB The Oa 84 Tait, C. nest sites
07/07/1962 NR3148 Port Alsaig 52 Tait, C. nest sites
09/07/1962 NR2755 Laggan Point 12 Tait, C. 6 nest sites.
11/07/1962 NR2066 Saligo 100 Tait, C. nest sites Saligo Bay to Machir Bay
13/07/1962 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 1 Tait, C. flying close to cliffs to S
31/07/1962 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 1 Watson, A.D. (SB 2:265)
15/08/1963 NR2370 Sanaigmore 50 Cornelius, L.
07/03/1973 NR2840 Port an Ease; Oa 25 Booth, C.G. nesting site. 25 pairs.
07/03/1973 NR3342 Port an Eas 25 Booth, C.G. nesting sites
11/03/1973 NR2163 Kilchoman 20 Booth, C.G.
11/03/1973 NR2163 Kilchoman 20 Booth, C.G. c.20 pairs
08/04/1973 NR3045 The Oa, RSPB The Oa 200 Verrall, K.
15/04/1973 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 20 Verrall, K.
07/05/1973 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 50 Verrall, K.
15/06/1973 NR2060 Kilchiaran Farm 20 John, A.
15/06/1973 NR3045 The Oa, RSPB The Oa 70 John, A.
15/07/1973 NR3045 The Oa, RSPB The Oa 100 Verrall, K.
29/07/1973 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 40 Verrall, K. flying S.
19/08/1973 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 50 Verrall, K.
26/08/1973 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 110 Verrall, K. 90>N,20>S
02/09/1973 NR2169 Eilean Mor, Sanaig 1 Verrall, K. dark phase
02/09/1973 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Verrall, K. dark phase
02/09/1973 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 520 Verrall, K. >S fog
09/09/1973 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 270 Verrall, K. >S
10/09/1973 NR3045 The Oa, RSPB The Oa 70 Verrall, K.
14/09/1973 NR2370 Sanaigmore 15 Verrall, K.
16/09/1973 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 6 Verrall, K. to S
19/09/1973 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 140 Verrall, K. to S
21/09/1973 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 Verrall, K. to S
22/09/1973 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 7 Verrall, K. to S
07/10/1973 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 7 Verrall, K. to S
21/10/1973 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 5 Verrall, K. to S
11/11/1973 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 15 Verrall, K. to S
27/11/1973 NR2169 Eilean Mor, Sanaig 20 Pratt, J. on cliffs
09/12/1973 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 21 Verrall, K.
11/08/1974 NR2169 Eilean Mor, Sanaig 1 Verrall, K. dark phase
26/08/1974 NR2059 Kilchiaran Bay 20 Barden, P.J.
06/09/1974 NR2841 Port nan Gallan, RSPB The Oa 25 Booth, C.G.
06/09/1974 NR2841 Port nan Gallan 25 Booth, C.G.
17/09/1974 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 450 Verrall, K. seen in 3 hours
09/10/1974 NR2059 Kilchiaran Bay 2 Walker, A.F.G., & Taylor, C.T.
10/02/1975 NR202602 Kilchiaran 75 Booth, C.G. on nest cliffs; mostly pairs
10/02/1975 NR2060 Kilchiaran Farm 75 Booth, C.G. on nest cliffs; mostly pairs
19/04/1975 NR2755 Laggan Point 21 Booth, C.G.
19/04/1975 NR2755 Laggan Point 21 Booth, C.G. 21 pairs
24/07/1975 NR2171 Geodh Ghille Mhoire 70 Booth, C.G.
17/08/1975 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Verrall, K. dark phase
20/08/1975 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 136 Bentley & Peters 12.00-13.00 123>S; 13>N
08/09/1975 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 700 Verrall, K. in 4 hours.
10/09/1975 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 661 Verrall, K. in 3 hours
18/11/1975 NR202602 Kilchiaran; on cliffs 60 Booth, C.G. & MA Ogilvie 60 pairs
18/11/1975 NR2059 Kilchiaran Bay 60 Booth, C.G., & Ogilvie, M.A.
21/02/1976 NR2061 Granny's Rock 20 Whalley, P.D, Goodin, A.W, & Ankers, J.A.
24/02/1976 NR2061 Granny's Rock 20 Ankers, J.A.
04/04/1976 NR2171 Sanaig Cliffs 0 Griffin, J
02/05/1976 NR3342 Port an Eas 25 Booth, C.G.
02/05/1976 NR3342 Port an Eas 25 Booth, C.G. & MA Ogilvie 25 pairs
02/05/1976 NR3139 Rubha nan Leacan, RSPB The Oa 13 Booth, C.G. prs in sub-colony
02/05/1976 NR3139 Rubha nan Leacan, RSPB The Oa 21 Booth, C.G. prs; 1 young at least a week old
03/05/1976 NR2841 Upper Kileyan to Lower K 26 Booth, C.G. & MA Ogilvie 26 pairs
03/05/1976 NR2841 Port nan Gallan, RSPB The Oa 50 Booth, C.G.
03/05/1976 NR3045 The Oa, RSPB The Oa 26 Booth, C.G. prs; Upper Killeyan to Lower Killeyan
03/05/1976 NR2841 Port nan Gallan 50 Booth, C.G. & MA Ogilvie 50 pairs
04/05/1976 NR2743 Lower Kileyan 5 Booth, C.G. & MA Ogilvie 5 pairs
04/05/1976 NR2743 Lower Killeyan, RSPB The Oa 5 Booth, C.G.
05/05/1976 NR2947 Creagach Point, RSPB The Oa 20 Booth, C.G.
06/05/1976 NR3256 Tom na Crior, Duich Moss 24 Booth, C.G.
06/05/1976 NR2755 Laggan Point 24 Booth, C.G.
06/05/1976 NR2370 Sanaig Rocks 24 Booth, C.G. & MA Ogilvie 24 pairs
06/05/1976 NR2171 Sanaig Cliffs 24 Booth, C.G.
07/05/1976 NR202602 Kilchiaran 9 Booth, C.G. & MA Ogilvie 9 pairs
07/05/1976 NR2060 Kilchiaran Farm 9 Booth, C.G.
07/05/1976 NR1856 Lossit 8 Booth, C.G.
07/05/1976 NR1856 Lossit 8 Booth, C.G. & MA Ogilvie 8 pairs
07/05/1976 NR1758 Rubha Ghlamraidh 6 Booth, C.G.
08/05/1976 NR1756 Lossit Point 6 Booth, C.G.
08/05/1976 NR1756 Lossit Point 14 Booth, C.G. prs to south
08/05/1976 NR1756 Lossit Point 6 Booth, C.G. & MA Ogilvie 6 pairs
08/05/1976 NR1756 Lossit Point 14 Booth, C.G. & MA Ogilvie 14 pairs to S
08/05/1976 NR1654 Eilean Cam 20 Booth, C.G.
08/05/1976 NR1654 Eilean Cam 20 Booth, C.G. & MA Ogilvie 12 pairs; others; 8 pairs
10/05/1976 NR2755 Laggan Point 9 Booth, C.G.
10/05/1976 NR2755 Laggan Point 9 Booth, C.G. & MA Ogilvie 9 pairs
14/05/1976 NR1864 Coull 15 Booth, C.G. & MA Ogilvie 15 pairs
14/05/1976 NR2064 Coull Farm 15 Booth, C.G.
04/06/1976 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Glover, B.R Numerous.
06/11/1976 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Roworth, P Common on W coast.
24/01/1977 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 50 Booth, C.G.
24/01/1977 NR2168 Smaull 50 Booth, C.G. 50+
21/05/1977 NR2641 Mull of Oa, RSPB The Oa 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
21/05/1977 NR2370 Sanaigmore 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
21/05/1977 NR2163 Kilchoman 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A Breeding colony.
21/05/1977 NR2068 Rubha Lamanais, RSPB Smaull 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
06/07/1977 NR2641 Mull of Oa, RSPB The Oa 40 Barden, P.J.
24/07/1977 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 840 Verrall, K.
11/09/1977 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1700 Verrall, K. >S in 4 hrs
03/11/1977 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 10 Davies, M Heading S.
19/11/1977 NR2163 Kilchoman 12 Robinson, S.T.
14/03/1978 NR2163 Kilchoman Church 9 Bell, M.V On cliff near church.
29/05/1979 NR26 The Rhinns 0 Hume, R Numerous on coast.
07/06/1979 NR2370 Sanaigmore 0 University of Cambridge, Extra-Mural Studies.
07/06/1979 NR2163 Kilchoman 0 University of Cambridge, Extra-Mural Studies. Less than 10 nests seen.
07/06/1979 NR2741 Bruthach Mor, RSPB The Oa 0 University of Cambridge, Extra-Mural Studies. Some nest sites.
07/06/1979 NR2059 Kilchiaran Bay 0 University of Cambridge, Extra-Mural Studies. 20+ nest sites.
07/06/1979 NR1652 Portnahaven 0 University of Cambridge, Extra-Mural Studies.
01/08/1979 NR2641 Mull of Oa, RSPB The Oa 0 Burton, H & Taylor, B & P
03/03/1980 NR2641 Mull of Oa, RSPB The Oa 0 Coffey, P & L
03/03/1980 NR2171 Sanaig Cliffs 0 Coffey, P & L
20/05/1980 NR2840 Dun Athad, RSPB The Oa 40 Verrall, K. prs on E face
31/05/1980 NR2370 Sanaigmore 0 Carr, G Good numbers, all on eggs.
19/07/1980 NR1652 Portnahaven 0 Campbell, B Occasional sightings.
23/07/1980 NR1755 Lossit Bay 0 Campbell, B Flying by cliffs on 23rd and 25th.
23/07/1980 NR1651 Orsay 3 Campbell, B Young, inquisitive .
10/09/1980 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1217 Verrall, K. >S in 5 hrs
16/09/1980 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 161 Verrall, K. 150 to S.; 11 to N.in 2.5 hrs.
17/09/1980 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 217 Verrall, K. >S in 3 hrs.
15/06/1981 NR2163 Kilchoman 21 Newton, S. occ.ledges
30/08/1981 NR1864 Coul Point 227 Newton, S. >S in 2 hrs.
24/10/1981 NR2171 Sanaig Cliffs 30 Thickett, L & A
24/10/1981 NR2171 Sanaig Cliffs 30 Thickett, L. & A.
27/12/1981 NR1755 Lossit Bay 1 Hunt, A.J, Greem, E.E, & Henderson, M Observations between Portnahaven and Machir Bay.
31/03/1982 NR2171 Sanaig Cliffs 100 Clarke, A Port Carraig Sgairn.
04/06/1982 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
04/06/1982 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Loch Indaal 1 Booth, C.G.
11/05/1984 NR3147 Kintra 0 K.N. Plentiful on cliffs to SW.
11/05/1984 NR1553 Rubha na Faing 77 K.N. 1 hour count, early morning. Feeding and moving both ways but mostly S.
11/05/1984 NR26 The Rhinns 0 K.N. Plentiful on E and W coasts.
24/05/1992 NR2154 Octofad 0 Whitworth, J.
26/05/1992 NR1856 Lossit 0 Whitworth, J.
27/05/1992 NR2154 Octofad 0 Whitworth, J.
05/06/1992 NR2154 Octofad 0 Whitworth, J.
20/07/1993 NR2163 Kilchoman 0 Liddle, A. Many on cliffs
21/07/1993 NR2059 Kilchiaran Bay 30 Clarke, A.
14/08/1993 NR2163 Kilchoman 0 Craddock, P. & S. At least 3 nests with young on crags
28/10/1993 NR2641 Mull of Oa, RSPB The Oa 1 Prytherch, R.J.
11/03/1994 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. Intermediate phase
07/05/1994 NR1654 Eilean Cam 30 ap Rheinallt, T. 15+ AOS 168547
09/05/1994 NR2060 Kilchiaran Farm 30 ap Rheinallt, T. 15 AOS 197598
28/06/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
21/08/1994 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. Dark phase
19/09/1994 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. Intermediate phase
07/08/1995 NR2171 Sanaig Cliffs 0 Simpson, B.M. nesting.
19/08/1995 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Elliot, D. Off coast
01/06/1996 NR2059 Kilchiaran Bay 20 Featherstone, M. AON
01/06/1996 NR4279 Rubh'a'Mhail 16 Featherstone, M. AON, c. 2 km W of lighthouse
21/02/1997 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S; intermediate-phase
03/03/1997 NR0101 Ferry crossing 5 McKeown, D.
17/04/1997 NR2163 Kilchoman 10 Pilling, E., & Wilson, A. On nests
14/06/1997 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Bradbury, P.N.
19/08/1997 NR4653 Claggain Bay 1 Rae, S.
22/08/1997 NR2060 Kilchiaran Farm 20 Rae, S.
23/08/1997 NR0101 Ferry crossing 2 Rae, S.
26/08/1997 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 180 Robinson, P. > south
30/08/1997 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 400 Robinson, P. > south
07/06/1998 NR2875 Nave Island 0 Johnson, C. Small numbers.
10/06/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 McKay, C.R.
23/08/1998 NR2171 Sanaig Cliffs 80 Walker, A.F.G. prs minimum
25/08/1998 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 382 Robinson, P. 365 south, 17 north.
25/08/1998 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 382 Robinson, P. 365S 17N in 3 hrs
27/08/1998 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 18 Robinson, P. 9 south, 9 north.
30/08/1998 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 68 Robinson, P. 48S 20N in 2 hrs
30/08/1998 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 68 Robinson, P. 48 south, 20 north.
02/09/1998 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 321 Robinson, P. 304S 17N in 3 hrs
02/09/1998 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 321 Robinson, P. 304 south, 17 north.
02/09/1998 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1544 Robinson, P. 1542S 2N in 3 hrs
03/09/1998 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 132 Robinson, P. 130 south, 2 north.
03/09/1998 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 132 Robinson, P. 130S 2N in 2 hrs
25/10/1998 NR2370 Sanaigmore 2 McKay, C.R. >SW in 30 min
05/11/1998 NR1652 Portnahaven 1 Travis, C.
09/06/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
14/07/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 116 Whitehouse, A. 108 >S, 8 >N in 1.5 hrs
21/07/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 512 Whitehouse, A. >S in 2 hrs
25/07/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 108 Whitehouse, A. 87>S 21>N in 1.5 hrs
28/07/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
01/08/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
26/08/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 12 Robinson, P. >S in 1 hr
28/08/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 11 Robinson, P. >S 9>N in 2 hrs
29/08/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 15 Robinson, P. 10>S 5>N in 0.5 hr
31/08/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 0 Whitehouse, A. Summary for month: 720 in 9.25 hrs, mean hrly rate 77.8, max 210 in 1.5 hrs on 17th
01/09/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 27 Robinson, P. 9>S 18>N in 1 hr
01/09/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 0 Whitehouse, A. Monthly summary: 608 in 4 hrs mean hourly rate 152, max 501 in 2 hrs on 7th
02/09/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 25 Robinson, P. 14>S 11>N in 0.75 hr
01/10/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 0 Whitehouse, A. Monthly summary: 86 in 5 hrs. Mean hourly rate 17.2; max 50 in 1.5 hrs on 28th
31/10/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. Intermediate phase
01/03/2000 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 17 RSPB Monthly maxima
09/03/2000 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 17 RSPB
01/04/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T. Flew up loch and down again
16/04/2000 NR2060 Kilchiaran Farm 0 Carr, P. & B. 16 nests found
17/04/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T. Flew up loch and down again
23/04/2000 NR2743 Eileanan Mora, RSPB The Oa 0 Featherstone, M. Nesting
27/04/2000 NR2755 Laggan Point 56 Whitehouse, A. AON
31/05/2000 NR2060 Kilchiaran Farm 34 Whitehouse, A. AON
31/05/2000 NR1958 Tormisdale 175 Whitehouse, A. AON between here and Lossit
01/06/2000 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 2 RSPB
07/06/2000 NR2163 Kilchoman 13 Whitehouse, A.
16/06/2000 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 2 RSPB
14/08/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 4 ap Rheinallt, T. Disoriented in mist?
26/10/2000 NR2641 Mull of Oa, RSPB The Oa 1 Carr, G.
25/01/2001 NR2841 Upper Killeyan, RSPB The Oa 80 RSPB
12/02/2001 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 3 RSPB
21/05/2001 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 2 RSPB
14/05/2002 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
13/08/2002 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S, intermediate phase
05/11/2002 NR2641 Mull of Oa, RSPB The Oa 10 Phillips, M. on ledges
27/12/2002 NR1651 Port Wemyss 12 Richards, B. Seawatch 0830-1030
09/02/2003 NR291749 Ardnave: Compt AN40 Nave Island 4 RSPB Gruinart staff
15/02/2004 NR0101 From ferry, Port Ellen to Kennacraig 1 Glasgow RSPB
01/04/2004 NR2873 Ardnave 0 RSPB Present and breeding, no count
14/07/2004 NR2875 Nave Island 4 C Fotheringham RSPB
18/09/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 T ap Rheinalt Intermediate morph flew >S
22/04/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
08/09/2005 NR2641 Mull of Oa, RSPB The Oa 0 Nob & Bec
09/07/2010 NR1652 Portnahaven 1 Ian Forbes
10/06/2011 NR3045 The Oa, RSPB The Oa 0 Mark & Sally Johnson
11/06/2011 NR2163 Kilchoman Church 3 Mark & Sally Johnson
13/06/2011 NR3147 Kintra 5 Mark & Sally Johnson
12/09/2011 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 25 Peter Roberts
13/09/2011 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 72 Peter Roberts