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

Illas Sisargas

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Illas Sisargas

County Donegal

Ireland County Donegal

Central Wales

UK Wales Central Wales

Las Raras

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Las Raras

Cape Kamenjak

Croatia Istria Cape Kamenjak

HMS Scylla

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall HMS Scylla

Jardim do Vau

Portugal Algarve Portimao Jardim do Vau

Porec

Croatia Istria Porec

Delta de l'Ebre Natural Park

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

Parque das Gorgonias

Portugal Algarve Portimao Parque das Gorgonias

Delta del Llobregat Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Delta del Llobregat Natural Park

South Wales

UK Wales South Wales

Baia da Armacao

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Baia da Armacao

Pula & Medulin

Croatia Istria Pula & Medulin

Causeway Coast & Glens

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens

Hemptons Turbot Bank

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Hemptons Turbot Bank

Portnablagh Beach

Ireland County Donegal Fanad Peninsula Portnablagh Beach

Lisbon region

Portugal Lisbon region

Pedra do Leao

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Pedra do Leao

Hatt Rock

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall Hatt Rock

Barcelona

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Barcelona

Ponta da Passagem

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Ponta da Passagem

Inishowen

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen

Götaland

Sweden Götaland

Costa Barcelona

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona

Lobeira Islands

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Lobeira Islands

Labin & Rabac

Croatia Istria Labin & Rabac

West Wales

UK Wales West Wales

Spiros

Portugal Algarve Portimao Spiros

El Palmar

Spain Andalusia Cadiz El Palmar

Causeway Coast

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Causeway Coast

Catalonia

Spain Catalonia

Gilstone Reef

UK Cornwall Isles of Scilly Gilstone Reef

Illa Coelleira

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Illa Coelleira

Vrsar & Vuntana

Croatia Istria Vrsar & Vuntana

The Syracusa

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay The Syracusa

Ballycastle and Rathlin

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Ballycastle and Rathlin

Lough Swilly

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Lough Swilly

Illa de Ons

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Ons

Cita Wreckage

UK Cornwall Isles of Scilly Cita Wreckage

Underwater Canyons of Maresme

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Underwater Canyons of Maresme

Farol da Guia

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Farol da Guia

County Sligo

Ireland County Sligo

Kornati National Park

Croatia Sibenik-Knin Kornati National Park

Tossa de Mar

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Tossa de Mar

Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

Cornwall

UK Cornwall

Torre de Hercules - Punta Herminia

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Torre de Hercules - Punta Herminia

Liguria

Italy Liguria

Rovinj

Croatia Istria Rovinj

Porth Rock Reef

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay Porth Rock Reef

Jardim dos Nudibrânquios

Portugal Algarve Portimao Jardim dos Nudibrânquios

Tenerife

Spain Canary Islands Tenerife

La Gomera

Spain Canary Islands La Gomera

Costa Daurada

Spain Catalonia Costa Daurada

El Hierro

Spain Canary Islands El Hierro

Fuerteventura

Spain Canary Islands Fuerteventura

Forte da Baralha

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Forte da Baralha

Owey Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Owey Island

Blasket Islands

Ireland County Kerry Blasket Islands

Sliabh Liag

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Sliabh Liag

Madeira

Portugal Madeira Islands Madeira

Malin Beg

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Malin Beg

River Gurara - Popa

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra River Gurara - Popa

Talland Bay

UK Cornwall South East Cornwall Talland Bay

Portofino

Italy Liguria Genoa Portofino

Pedra do Mariano

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedra do Mariano

Gran Canaria

Spain Canary Islands Gran Canaria

Skye and Lochalsh

UK Scotland Highlands Skye and Lochalsh

Mulroy Bay

Ireland County Donegal Fanad Peninsula Mulroy Bay

Cap de Creus

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava Cap de Creus

Istria

Croatia Istria

Pedra da Âncora

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedra da Âncora

Porto Santo

Portugal Madeira Islands Porto Santo

Pedra da Nau

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Pedra da Nau

Norrland

Sweden Norrland

Tory Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Tory Island

Pedra do Meio

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Pedra do Meio

Gobbins and Larne

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Gobbins and Larne

North Wales

UK Wales North Wales

Newquay

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay

Arranmore Island

Ireland County Donegal Gaeltacht and Donegal Islands Arranmore Island

Umag & Novigrad

Croatia Istria Umag & Novigrad

North Inishowen

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen North Inishowen

Pedras de Portimao

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedras de Portimao

Fanad Head

Ireland County Donegal Fanad Peninsula Fanad Head

Praia da Duquesa

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Praia da Duquesa

Pednathise Head

UK Cornwall Isles of Scilly Pednathise Head

Manacles Reef

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area Manacles Reef

Ponta de Rana

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Ponta de Rana

Tixoso

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Tixoso

Aries Shipwreck

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Aries Shipwreck

Algarve

Portugal Algarve

The Volnay

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area The Volnay

Dragonera Island

Spain Balearic Islands Majorca Dragonera Island

Gemeos Grandes

Portugal Algarve Portimao Gemeos Grandes

Jardim das Gorgonias

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Jardim das Gorgonias

Grianan of Aileach

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Grianan of Aileach

Highlands

UK Scotland Highlands

Castle Beach and Silversteps

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area Castle Beach and Silversteps

Lanzarote

Spain Canary Islands Lanzarote

Cabo Raso

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Cabo Raso

Bota de Fora

Portugal Algarve Portimao Bota de Fora

The Glens of Antrim

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens The Glens of Antrim

Illa de Rua

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Rua

Malin Head

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Malin Head

Trawbreaga Bay

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Trawbreaga Bay

Portnoo

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Portnoo

Costa Brava

Spain Catalonia Costa Brava

The Quies

UK Cornwall North coast Newquay The Quies

Teelin

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Teelin

Punta Socastro

Spain Galicia Mariña Lucense Punta Socastro

El Montgrí, Illes Medes i Baix Ter Natural Park

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

Garraf Natural Park

Spain Catalonia Costa Barcelona Garraf Natural Park

Cinque Terre

Italy Liguria Genoa Cinque Terre

SS Hildebrand

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais SS Hildebrand

Tarifa

Spain Andalusia Cadiz Tarifa

Inishtrahull Island

Ireland County Donegal Inishowen Inishtrahull Island

Basque Country

Spain Basque Country

Brijuni National Park

Croatia Istria Brijuni National Park

Krka National Park

Croatia Sibenik-Knin Krka National Park

Illa de Salvora

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Salvora

Gemeos Pequenos

Portugal Algarve Portimao Gemeos Pequenos

Falmouth Area

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area

St John's Point

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay St John's Point

La Palma

Spain Canary Islands La Palma

Svealand

Sweden Svealand

Find your next marine wildlife experience in Europe!