Brings you the best marine ecotourism experiences in Europe

Objective

Sea Birds
To gather information on seabird ecology, distribution and behaviour at sea.

Targeted Species & Habitats

Sea Birds

About this project

Sea Birds
Although there are thousands of birdwatchers throughout the world, with their specialized internet portals to feed their records and information, most ornithologists records are from land, and mainly of land species. Also, most records of sea birds are made from the land, and very few at sea. For this reason seabird comments at sea are extremely valuable. This project tries to gather as much information as possible about seabirds at sea, so they can learn more about their distribution and behaviour.

Multimedia and photos

Sea Birds

How can you contribute?

 
If you are frequently at sea, take binoculars with you to look for sea birds; binoculars with a magnifying factor of 8x are good enough. When you see any species of sea bird, check the species (take pictures if you can to confirm with the experts!), GPS location, sea state and wind.

If possible, estimate the abundance of each species, with more (e.g. 1, 3, 17 individuals) or less (around 20, around 100, etc.) precision. All additional information, such as proportion of juvenile/adults, behaviour, etc. will also be very useful! In any case, always speak to the lead scientist first, to make sure you can get all the necessary information.

It is very important to write down all the records and positions on a notebook immediately or as soon as possible.

Contact

Sea Birds
Institute of Marine Sciences (CSIC) - SEO Birdlife
Visit Website

Discover Europe's best natural landscapes

Hatt Rock

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall Hatt Rock

Tossa de Mar

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Tossa de Mar

Gilstone Reef

UK Cornwall Isles of Scilly Gilstone Reef

Cita Wreckage

UK Cornwall Isles of Scilly Cita Wreckage

Barcelona

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Barcelona

Tarifa

Spain Andalusia Cadiz Tarifa

Mulroy Bay

Ireland County Donegal Fanad Peninsula Mulroy Bay

HMS Scylla

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall HMS Scylla

Cape Kamenjak

Croatia Istria Cape Kamenjak

Jardim do Vau

Portugal Algarve Portimao Jardim do Vau

West Wales

UK Wales West Wales

Illas Sisargas

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Illas Sisargas

Manacles Reef

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area Manacles Reef

Cap de Creus

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Cap de Creus

St John's Point

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay St John's Point

The Volnay

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area The Volnay

The Glens of Antrim

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens The Glens of Antrim

El Palmar

Spain Andalusia Cadiz El Palmar

County Donegal

Ireland County Donegal

Torre de Hercules - Punta Herminia

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Torre de Hercules - Punta Herminia

Central Wales

UK Wales Central Wales

Porec

Croatia Istria Porec

Tixoso

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Tixoso

The Syracusa

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay The Syracusa

Madeira

Portugal Madeira Islands Madeira

Umag & Novigrad

Croatia Istria Umag & Novigrad

Fanad Head

Ireland County Donegal Fanad Peninsula Fanad Head

Dragonera Island

Spain Balearic Islands Majorca Dragonera Island

Basque Country

Spain Basque Country

Trawbreaga Bay

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Trawbreaga Bay

Baia da Armacao

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Baia da Armacao

North Wales

UK Wales North Wales

Pedra do Leao

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Pedra do Leao

Vrsar & Vuntana

Croatia Istria Vrsar & Vuntana

The Quies

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay The Quies

Costa Brava

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava

County Sligo

Ireland County Sligo

Norrland

Sweden Norrland

Sliabh Liag

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Sliabh Liag

Cornwall

UK Cornwall

Bota de Fora

Portugal Algarve Portimao Bota de Fora

Majorca

Spain Balearic Islands Majorca

North Inishowen

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen North Inishowen

Pedras de Portimao

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedras de Portimao

Causeway Coast & Glens

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens

Portnoo

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Portnoo

Malin Beg

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Malin Beg

Hemptons Turbot Bank

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Hemptons Turbot Bank

Highlands

UK Scotland Highlands

El Montgrí, Illes Medes i Baix Ter Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava El Montgrí, Illes Medes i Baix Ter Natural Park

Malin Head

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Malin Head

Spiros

Portugal Algarve Portimao Spiros

Punta Socastro

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Punta Socastro

Arranmore Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Arranmore Island

Ponta da Passagem

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Ponta da Passagem

Grianan of Aileach

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Grianan of Aileach

Istria

Croatia Istria

Jardim das Gorgonias

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Jardim das Gorgonias

Blasket Islands

Ireland County Kerry Blasket Islands

SS Hildebrand

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais SS Hildebrand

El Hierro

Spain Canary Islands El Hierro

River Gurara - Popa

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra River Gurara - Popa

Costa Barcelona

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona

Castle Beach and Silversteps

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area Castle Beach and Silversteps

El Cabron

Spain Canary Islands Gran Canaria El Cabron

Owey Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Owey Island

Svealand

Sweden Svealand

Aries Shipwreck

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Aries Shipwreck

Inishowen

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen

Inishtrahull Island

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Inishtrahull Island

Lough Swilly

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Lough Swilly

Illa de Ons

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Ons

Liguria

Italy Liguria

Illa de Salvora

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Salvora

Ibiza & Formentera

Spain Balearic Islands Ibiza & Formentera

Lisbon region

Portugal Lisbon region

Ponta de Rana

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Ponta de Rana

Gobbins and Larne

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Gobbins and Larne

Algarve

Portugal Algarve

Gran Canaria

Spain Canary Islands Gran Canaria

Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

Pedra do Meio

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Pedra do Meio

Falmouth Area

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area

Illa Coelleira

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Illa Coelleira

Illa de Rua

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Rua

Delta del Llobregat Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Delta del Llobregat Natural Park

Causeway Coast

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Causeway Coast

Pednathise Head

UK Cornwall Isles of Scilly Pednathise Head

Teelin

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Teelin

Brijuni National Park

Croatia Istria Brijuni National Park

Ballycastle and Rathlin

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Ballycastle and Rathlin

Porth Rock Reef

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay Porth Rock Reef

Krka National Park

Croatia Sibenik-Knin Krka National Park

Tory Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Tory Island

Cinque Terre

Italy Liguria Genoa Cinque Terre

Newquay

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay

Praia da Duquesa

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Praia da Duquesa

Götaland

Sweden Götaland

Gemeos Pequenos

Portugal Algarve Portimao Gemeos Pequenos

Garraf Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Garraf Natural Park

Tenerife

Spain Canary Islands Tenerife

Menorca

Spain Balearic Islands Menorca

Catalonia

Spain Catalonia

Lobeira Islands

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Lobeira Islands

Pedra da Nau

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Pedra da Nau

Rovinj

Croatia Istria Rovinj

Kornati National Park

Croatia Sibenik-Knin Kornati National Park

Farol da Guia

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Farol da Guia

Labin & Rabac

Croatia Istria Labin & Rabac

Parque das Gorgonias

Portugal Algarve Portimao Parque das Gorgonias

Pedra da Âncora

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedra da Âncora

Portofino

Italy Liguria Genoa Portofino

Talland Bay

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall Talland Bay

Fuerteventura

Spain Canary Islands Fuerteventura

Jardim dos Nudibrânquios

Portugal Algarve Portimao Jardim dos Nudibrânquios

Forte da Baralha

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Forte da Baralha

Lanzarote

Spain Canary Islands Lanzarote

Costa Daurada

Spain Catalonia Costa Daurada

Pula & Medulin

Croatia Istria Pula & Medulin

Las Raras

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Las Raras

Delta de l'Ebre Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Terres de l'Ebre Delta de l'Ebre Natural Park

Pedra do Mariano

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedra do Mariano

Skye and Lochalsh

UK Scotland Highlands Skye and Lochalsh

Gemeos Grandes

Portugal Algarve Portimao Gemeos Grandes

Underwater Canyons of Maresme

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Underwater Canyons of Maresme

Porto Santo

Portugal Madeira Islands Porto Santo

La Palma

Spain Canary Islands La Palma

Portnablagh Beach

Ireland County Donegal Fanad Peninsula Portnablagh Beach

Cabo Raso

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Cabo Raso

South Wales

UK Wales South Wales

La Gomera

Spain Canary Islands La Gomera