The first seabird census took place on Lundy in 1939 by Richard Perry; it was a further 30 years before the next full island census in 1969 when R.W. Britton conducted a survey for Operation Seafarer. Britton subdivided the island into twelve survey section (A-L) which are still used for today’s surveys. Since the 1980’s numerous island census’ and species specific surveys have taken place a summary of which, can be found in Seabirds on Lundy. Brown et al (2011)
The island Warden’s monitor the productivity of several species annual and produced annual report for the Lundy Field Society.