Seabird colony data


lesser black-backed gulls (Matt Parsons)

View latest population trend report.


Conduct a live search for seabird counts at  a specific colony on the Seabird Monitoring Programme Online Database.


View the latest population estimates of all seabird species breeding in the UK (and Republic of Ireland).


View  reports and publications.


Find out more about seabird surveillance schemes.








       Download seabird whole colony count data from the UK and Republic of Ireland:



Important: By accessing the above datasets you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of the Seabird Monitoring Programme Data Access/Use Policy and by JNCC's Privacy Policy.



Data that partners to the SMP consider to be sensitive have been removed from the above datasets. These relate to Leach's storm-petrel, roseate tern, little tern, Mediterranean gull and, for Ireland, great skua. A policy on the treatment of sensitive data is being developed.