Experimental field work was conducted at two locations: Thick-billed Murres were studied at Coats Island, Northwest Territories, Canada (62 [degrees] 57[minutes] N, 82 [degrees] 00[minutes] W), during 1994 and 1995; Razorbills
at the Gannet Islands, Labrador, Canada (53 [degrees] 56[minutes] N, 56 [degrees] 32[minutes] W) in 1996 and 1997.
NUMBERS DOWN A cormorant pictured by Kevin O'Hara HEAD WARDEN Farne Islands' David Steel with razorbill
At the RSPB's reserve in Sumburgh Head, Shetland, many guillemots and razorbills
appear to have given up any attempt to breed.
The Environment Wales-funded project fitted tiny GPS devices - in the style of a TomTom - to razorbills
and kittiwakes on Bardsey and has already revealed surprising data.
Shags, eider ducks, guillemots and razorbills
, have all done well.
The island's new-found status will ensure the future of 40,000 pairs of breeding gannets and it will also become a haven for guillemots, razorbills
Thousands of young razorbills
, puffins and guillemots are flightless and dispersing widely in the North Sea during late summer.
As well as getting great views of puffins, visitors are also likely to see sandwich terns diving for fish alongside the boat, as well as gannets and thousands of guillemots and razorbills
nesting on the cliffs.
Look out too for herons, peregrine falcons, wheatears, warblers and little owls, as well as sea birds such as gannets, razorbills
Emaciated seabirds found dead on East Coast beaches this year include fulmars, guillemots, razorbills
Up to 14,000 personnel in 40 warships and scores of aircraft and landing craft from 12 NATO stations are involved in the area that supports many puffins, razorbills
, guillemots, and kittiwakes.
Among the wildlife depending on the area for homes and food are dozens of species of sea birds, including guillemots, razorbills
, cormorants, three kinds of hawks, and the manx shearwater, of which half the world's population nests on the islands off the Pembrokeshire coast.