A6.106 Annex I and migratory species for which no SPAs have been selected

7. Birds using the marine environment


A number of migrant seabirds regularly pass through British and Irish waters, sometimes in very large numbers. Their protection needs, relative to the Birds Directive, are the subject of a separate review (see section 2.2). These species include: Great Northern Diver Gavia immer, Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata, Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca, Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea, Great Shearwater Puffinus gravis, Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus, Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus, Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus, Little Gull Larus minutus, Sabine's Gull Larus sabini, Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides, Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus, Black Tern Childonias niger,andLittle Auk Alle alle.