Razorbill

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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
1975 NR5164 Sannaig, Jura 0 Youngson, P On ledges. Recorded by W. McDonald.
1975 NR5367 Small Isles Bay, Jura 0 Youngson, P Fishing.
2001 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 0 RSPB Present in breeding season; no count of pairs
2002 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 0 RSPB Present in breeding season
08/07/1949 NR37 Islay (north): Killinallan to Bolsay 0 R.V Many on NW cliffs.
17/08/1957 NR0101 From ferry 31 Walker, A.F.G None identified on Islay.
01/10/1969 NR3060 Islay 1 Ogilvie & Booth, C.G. known to have been killed by oil
30/03/1971 NR4370 Sound of Islay 0 Morgan, G
08/02/1972 NR3445 Kilnaughton sands 1 Booth, C.G. immature dead, not oiled but after storms
18/03/1972 NR4654 Ardtalla 1 A.K
18/03/1972 NR3045 The Oa, RSPB The Oa 2 A.K
14/05/1973 NR3645 Port Ellen Bay 0 Pearce, J & K
09/06/1973 NR2066 Saligo 0 John, A
25/09/1973 NR0101 From ferry 0 Harling, J Many seen from boat on trip to Colonsay and Jura.
16/04/1974 NR2063 Machir Bay 1 Booth, C.G.
25/05/1974 NR2840 Port an Eas; Oa 500 Booth, C.G. Razorbills 20 to 1 Guillemot
30/06/1974 NR1851 Cnoc Undail 3 Payne, K Sea watch.
17/08/1975 NR4370 Sound of Islay 0 Michael Scattered rafts.
20/08/1975 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Allen, M.J, Bently, M & Peters, A
15/01/1976 NR2558 Port Charlotte 1 Booth, C.G. oiled
28/02/1976 NR0101 From ferry 0 Clugston, D Small numbers.
28/02/1976 NR0101 From ferry, Port Ellen to Kennacraig 0 Clugston, D Between Port Ellen and the N end of Gigha. Several.
08/03/1976 NR1856 Lossit 5 Ralph, S.E
04/06/1976 NR2370 Sanaigmore 0 Glover, B.R
18/04/1977 NR4370 Sound of Islay 1 Campbell, B & R
21/05/1977 NR2370 Sanaigmore 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
21/05/1977 NR2068 Rubha Lamanais, RSPB Smaull 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
22/05/1977 NR2168 RSPB Smaull 0 Elliott, R.E. Many, 'Opera House' rocks.
24/05/1977 NR2171 Sanaig Cliffs 0 Elliott, R.E. Many at Port Carraig Sgairn.
25/05/1977 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 0 Elliott, R.E. Flying in both directions.
01/07/1977 NR2641 Mull of Oa, RSPB The Oa 0 Brody, P Many off headlands.
09/07/1977 NR0101 From ferry, Port Ellen to Kennacraig 4 Unknown
08/10/1977 NR0101 From ferry 0 Elliott, R.E. Many off S coast.
03/11/1977 NR0101 From ferry, Port Ellen to Kennacraig 15 Davies, M Winter plumage.
06/11/1977 NR0101 From ferry, Port Ellen to Kennacraig 2 Davies, M Between Mull of Oa and Upper Killeyan.
01/03/1978 NR4653 Claggain Bay 0 Meakin, A
25/03/1978 NR4653 Claggain Bay 7 Elliott, R.E.
31/03/1978 NR2171 Sanaig Cliffs 0 Elliott, R.E. Few at Port Carraig Sgairn.
15/05/1978 NR2171 Sanaig Cliffs 0 Elliott, R.E. Occasional, SW end.
15/05/1978 NR2171 Sanaig Cliffs 0 Elliott, R.E. Port Carraig Sgairn.
23/05/1978 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 0 Elliott, R.E.
03/09/1978 NR3645 Port Ellen Bay 4 Clarke, A
29/10/1978 NR4370 Sound of Islay 5 Robinson, S.T
19/02/1979 NR2661 Bruichladdich 1 Andrew, D
19/05/1979 NR44 Islay (south-east): Lagavulin to Kildalton 0 Elliott, R.E. Off SE archipelago.
07/06/1979 NR4370 Sound of Islay 0 University of Cambridge, Extra-Mural Studies.
20/10/1979 NR0101 From ferry 2 Carr, G
29/03/1980 NR0101 From ferry 0 Elliott, R.E. Off SE coast.
01/04/1980 NR2940 Beinn Mhor; Oa 0 Booth, C.G. back on ledges
02/04/1980 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
31/05/1980 NR2171 Sanaig Cliffs 0 Carr, G Large numbers mixed with guillemots. Some pairs had small young.
19/07/1980 NR0101 From ferry, Port Ellen to Kennacraig 0 Campbell, B Numbers increasing further out from Port Ellen. Less than guillemots.
23/08/1980 NR0101 From ferry 0 Elliott, R.E. Gigha/Islay.
01/09/1980 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Elliott, R.E.
06/09/1980 NR0101 From ferry 0 Elliott, R.E. Few, McArthur's Head to Gigha.
12/02/1981 NR0101 From ferry 0 Sparks, P.H & G.M.B
17/02/1981 NR0101 From ferry 9 Sparks, P.H & G.M.B 9- 12, mostly in summer plumage.
17/03/1981 NR3943 Texa 0 Elliott, R.E. Many off Texa.
20/03/1981 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Clugston, D.L & Wilson, M
20/03/1981 NR0101 From ferry 0 Clugston, D.L & Wilson, M
21/05/1981 NR2947 Creagach Point, RSPB The Oa 0 Elliott, R.E. Abundant in crannies in low cliffs.
21/05/1981 NR3148 Port Alsaig 0 Elliott, R.E. Few at 2 caves.
21/05/1981 NR2947 Slochd Maol Doiridh 0 Elliott, R.E. Few.
25/05/1981 NR1756 Lossit Point 0 Elliott, R.E. Many at N end of cliffs.
30/05/1981 NR0101 From ferry 0 Elliott, R.E. Many off SE coast.
23/12/1981 NR2755 Laggan Point 1 Hunt, A.J, Greem, E.E, & Henderson, M
25/12/1981 NR27 Rhinns (north): Sanaig to Ardnave 1 Hunt, A.J, Greem, E.E, & Henderson, M
27/12/1981 NR1755 Lossit Bay 1 Hunt, A.J, Greem, E.E, & Henderson, M Observations between Portnahaven and Machir Bay.
01/01/1982 NR2661 Bruichladdich 1 Booth, C.G. washed up dead, no oil
30/01/1982 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G. slight oil
16/02/1982 NR2961 Top Loch Indaal 1 Booth, C.G. slight oil
19/03/1982 NR0101 From ferry 0 Clugston, D Quite common.
27/03/1982 NR3645 Port Ellen Bay 12 Clarke, A
04/09/1982 NR0101 From ferry 0 Smith, M Large numbers between Gigha and Port Askaig.
26/02/1983 NR0101 From ferry 5 Elliott, R.E. Off SE coast.
09/03/1983 NR2456 Eilean Dubh 9 Elliott, R.E.
03/05/1983 NR1756 Lossit Point 0 Elliott, R.E. N end of cliffs, with eggs.
01/06/1983 NR2171 Sanaig Cliffs 0 Elliott, R.E. Port Carraig Sgairn.
04/03/1984 NR4653 Claggain Bay 5 Elliott, R.E. Well out.
08/04/1984 NR4653 Claggain Bay 0 Elliott, R.E. Many.
27/05/1984 NR1958 Tormisdale 0 Elliott, R.E. Cliffs.
28/05/1984 NR2171 Sanaig Cliffs 0 Elliott, R.E. Port Carraig Sgairn.
02/02/1985 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 1 Bamforth, et al.
02/02/1985 NR4370 Sound of Islay 8 Bamforth, et al.
21/04/1985 NR2558 Port Charlotte, Loch Indaal 0 Elliott, R.E. Diving 400m NW of lighthouse.
21/07/1985 NR3645 Port Ellen Bay 0 Elliott, R.E. Offshore from rocks, with guillemots, both juv and adults.
02/08/1985 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 0 Elliott, R.E. Occasional.
06/09/1985 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 4 Elliott, R.E. To S.
02/10/1985 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Elliott, R.E. To S.
22/02/1986 NR3645 Port Ellen Bay 0 Butterworth, P
08/05/1986 NR2168 RSPB Smaull 0 Elliott, R.E. Few on cliffs NW of Smaull.
25/05/1986 NR2171 Sanaig Cliffs 0 Elliott, R.E. Port Carraig Sgairn.
15/07/1986 NR2169 Traigh Bhan 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J
21/07/1986 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 1 Youngs, T
06/10/1986 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 Russell, D & T Moving S
13/03/1987 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 0 Clugston, Johnstone, & Wilkinson
13/03/1987 NR4653 Claggain Bay 0 Clugston, Johnstone, & Wilkinson
13/03/1987 NR4370 Sound of Islay 0 Clugston, Johnstone, & Wilkinson
01/07/1987 NR2060 Kilchiaran Farm 1 Rutherford
02/07/1987 NR2755 Laggan Point 0 Elliott, R.E. Few.
10/10/1987 NR4653 Claggain Bay 0 Russell, D & T Feeding with great northern diver.
11/10/1987 NR4653 Claggain Bay 1 Hamilton, F
25/10/1987 NR4653 Claggain Bay 1 Bristol Ornithological Club
25/10/1987 NR3059 Bowmore, Loch Indaal 1 Bristol Ornithological Club
26/05/1992 NR1856 Lossit 0 Whitworth, J.
01/05/1993 NR3059 Bowmore, Loch Indaal 2 Johnson, C. Off jetty
05/05/1993 NR4653 Claggain Bay 2 Johnson, C.
24/10/1993 NR1652 Portnahaven 9 Prytherch, R.J. off SE coast
19/08/1995 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Elliot, D.
09/09/1995 NR0101 Ferry crossing 40 Hesp, L.
23/09/1995 NR0101 Ferry crossing 2 Hesp, L.
09/06/1996 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 68 RSPB
09/06/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 68 RSPB
20/01/1997 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 3 Hampson, P.
28/02/1997 NR0101 Ferry crossing 3 McKeown, D.
02/03/1997 NR4653 Claggain Bay 4 McKeown, D.
03/03/1997 NR0101 Ferry crossing 12 McKeown, D.
22/03/1997 NR0101 Ferry crossing 4 Barker, A.
18/04/1997 NR4653 Claggain Bay 5 Pilling, E.
19/04/1997 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 8 Ogilvie, M.A., & ap Rheinallt, T.
19/05/1997 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 2 Ogilvie, M.A.
16/08/1997 NR0101 Ferry crossing 15 Rae, S.
21/08/1997 NR2641 Mull of Oa, RSPB The Oa 1 Rae, S.
02/09/1997 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 17 Robinson, P. > south
25/08/1998 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Robinson, P. South.
30/08/1998 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 Robinson, P. South.
02/09/1998 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 4 Robinson, P. South.
03/09/1998 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 14 Robinson, P. South.
03/11/1999 NR2841 Upper Killeyan, RSPB The Oa 1 RSPB
15/01/2000 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Dyer, M.
30/03/2000 NR4653 Claggain Bay 3 Bird, S.
15/04/2000 NR4653 Claggain Bay 1 Featherstone, M. Seen regularly to 25th
01/05/2000 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 7 RSPB Monthly maxima
05/05/2000 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 7 RSPB
31/05/2000 NR1958 Tormisdale 215 Whitehouse, A. Adults on nests
01/08/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 6 RSPB
31/08/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 6 RSPB staff
04/11/2000 NR0101 Ferry crossing 4 Travis, C.
18/02/2001 NR2154 Octofad 2 Low, M.
24/10/2001 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 0 Hogg, J. Strong passage south.
02/10/2002 NR4653 Claggain Bay 1 Johnson, M. & S.
15/04/2003 NR291749 Ardnave: Compt AN40 Nave Island 3 RSPB Gruinart staff on sea
12/02/2004 NR0101 From ferry, Port Askaig to Kennacraig 6 Glasgow RSPB
14/02/2004 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 2 Glasgow RSPB
15/02/2004 NR0101 From ferry, Port Ellen to Kennacraig 2 Glasgow RSPB
10/07/2004 NR4370 Sound of Islay 20 C R McKay
05/10/2004 NR2869 Creag Mhor, Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 28 C R McKay Migrants entering L.Gruinart (some flying back out again) in 5 h of intermittent obs - so min totals
06/10/2004 NR2869 Creag Mhor, Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 C R McKay Migrants in & out of Loch Gruinart in force 6 NW winds.
07/10/2004 NR2974 Ardnave Point 74 C R McKay Migrants >W in 1 hour
12/10/2004 NR3059 Bowmore, Loch Indaal 3 Peter Swallow (BT)
17/10/2004 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Loch Indaal 0 Peter Swallow (BT)
24/10/2004 NR3160 Power Station, Bowmore, Loch Indaal 1 Julie Hogg (BT)
25/10/2004 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Loch Indaal 2 Julie Hogg (BT)
29/10/2004 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Loch Indaal 2 Julie Hogg (BT)
01/02/2005 NR3059 Bowmore, Loch Indaal 1 Wright, S.J & Puolakka, T.K
01/02/2005 NR3445 Kilnaughton Bay 1 Wright, S.J & Puolakka, T.K
25/09/2005 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 2 McKay, C In 6 hours.
27/09/2005 NR2873 Ardnave 3 McKay, C
16/09/2006 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Loch Indaal 1 Bows, D
01/10/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
21/10/2006 NR3059 Bowmore, Loch Indaal 2 Lewin, A.E
21/10/2006 NR3059 Bowmore, Loch Indaal 3 Lewin, A.E
11/06/2007 NR2558 Port Charlotte, Loch Indaal 1 Walsh, J
21/08/2010 NR202534 Easter Ellister 1 Featherstone, M
04/06/2011 NR0101 From ferry - Kennacraig to Port Askaig 8 Mark & Sally Johnson
12/09/2011 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 86 Peter Roberts
13/09/2011 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 3 Peter Roberts