- OUR FARNE ISLANDS SEABIRD ARCHIVE -

THE FARNE ISLANDS BIRD SANCTUARY

In 1999 there were 182 species of birds recorded at the Farne Islands. Of these there were 22 species which bred here and a further 160 species were noted as 'birds of passage'.

Truly, the sight of such numbers in the natural and wild habitat of the Farne Islands is a beauty and joy to behold.

If you would like to visit the Farne Islands or even join one of our 'all day' special trips for bird enthusiasts. You will find further information on our web pages below:

BIRD COUNT: 2012
SPECIES PAIRS/NESTS
Puffins 20,485 pairs
Guillemots 24,538 pairs
Eider Duck 443 nests
Fulmar 233 pairs
Cormorant 135 pairs
Shag 965 pairs
Kittiwake 4,241 pairs
Sandwich Tern 966 pairs
Common Tern 88 pairs
Roseate Tern 0 pairs
Arctic Tern 1,866 pairs
Razorbill 420 pairs
Black Headed Gull 461 pairs
Herring Gull 882 pairs
Lesser Black Backed Gull 744 pairs
Great Black Backed Gull 14 pairs
Oystercatcher 40 pairs
Ringed Plover 4 pairs
Mallard 17 nests
Rock Pipit 24 nests
Pied Wagtail 6 nests
Shelduck 2 nests
Red B. Merganser 1 nest
Swallow 4 nests
BIRD COUNT: 2011
SPECIES PAIRS/NESTS
Puffins 20,485 pairs
Guillemots 15,999 pairs
Eider Duck 446 nests
Fulmar 72 pairs
Cormorant - pairs
Shag 483 pairs
Kittiwake 2243 pairs
Sandwich Tern 544 pairs
Common Tern 101 pairs
Roseate Tern - pairs
Arctic Tern 1,180 pairs
Razorbill 224 pairs
Black Headed Gull 424 pairs
Herring Gull 72 pairs
Lesser Black Backed Gull 52 pairs
Great Black Backed Gull 3 pairs
Oystercatcher 14 pairs
Ringed Plover 5 pairs
Mallard 6 nests
Rock Pipit 9 nests
Pied Wagtail 4 nests
Shelduck 1 nest
Red B. Merganser 1 nest
BIRD COUNT: 2010
SPECIES PAIRS/NESTS
Puffin 20,485 pairs
Guillemot 14,696 pairs
Eider 435 pairs
Fulmar 73 pairs
Cormorant - pairs
Shag 477 pairs
Kittiwake 2,438 pairs
Sandwich Tern 761 pairs
Common Tern 110 pairs
Roseate Tern - pairs
Arctic Tern 1,120 pairs
Razorbill 170 pairs
Black Headed Gull 341 pairs
Herring Gull 93 pairs
Lesser Black Backed Gull 94 pairs
Great Black Backed Gull 3 pairs
Oystercatcher 10 pairs
Ringed Plover 5 pairs
Mallard 6 nests
Rock Pipit 9 nests
Pied Wagtail 4 nests
Shelduck 1 nest
Red B. Merganser 1 nest
BIRD COUNT: 2008
SPECIES PAIRS/NESTS
Puffins 20,485 pairs
Guillemots 14,545 pairs
Eider Duck 473 nests
Fulmar 44 pairs
Cormorant - pairs
Shag 492 pairs
Kittiwake 2,513 pairs
Sandwich Tern 1,358 pairs
Common Tern 103 pairs
Roseate Tern 0 pairs
Arctic Tern 1,061 pairs
Razorbill 189 pairs
Black Headed Gull 325 pairs
Herring Gull 42 pairs
Lesser Black Backed Gull 62 pairs
Great Black Backed Gull 0 pairs
Oystercatcher 13 pairs
Ringed Plover 6 pairs
Mallard 7 nests
Rock Pipit 10 nests
Pied Wagtail 4 nests
Shelduck -
Red B. Merganser 1 nest
Wren 1 nest
BIRD COUNT: 2007
SPECIES PAIRS/NESTS
Puffins 55,674 pairs
Guillemots 32,596 pairs
Eider Duck 665 nests
Fulmar 218 pairs
Cormorant 158 pairs
Shag 1,059 pairs
Kittiwake 4,669 pairs
Sandwich Tern 1,413 pairs
Common Tern 117 pairs
Roseate Tern 0 pairs
Arctic Tern 2,256 pairs
Razorbill 314 pairs
Black Headed Gull 276 pairs
Herring Gull 566 pairs
Lesser Black Backed Gull 480 pairs
Great Black Backed Gull 9 pairs
Oystercatcher 35 pairs
Ringed Plover 7 pairs
Mallard 13 nests
Rock Pipit 22 nests
Pied Wagtail -
Shelduck -
Red B. Merganser 5 nests
Unspecified 2 nests
BIRD COUNT: 2005
SPECIES PAIRS/NESTS
Puffin 55,674 pairs
Guillemot 23,458 pairs
Eider 874 pairs
Fulmar 176 pairs
Cormarant 185 pairs
Shag 937 pairs
Kittiwake 5,375 pairs
Sandwich Tern 1,913 pairs
Common Tern 160 pairs
Roseate Tern 1 pair
Arctic Tern 2,380 pairs
Razorbill 277 pairs
Black Headed Gull 396 pairs
Herring Gull 540 pairs
Lesser Black Backed Gull 431 pairs
Great Black Backed Gull 7 pairs
Oystercatcher 33 pairs
Ringed Plover 11 pairs
Mallard 11 nests
Rock Pipit 20 nests
Pied Wagtail 5 nests
   
   
   
THANK YOU TO THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR PROVIDING THE BIRD COUNT FOR
THE FARNE ISLANDS BIRD SANCTUARIES
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