Seabirds

Lundy is the largest seabird breeding colony in the South West of England, with ten different species nesting on the island during the seabird breeding season.

The west coast is home to the largest colonies although smaller colonies are found on the east coast of the island.

The majority of our seabirds are seasonal, only coming ashore for the breeding season from April to July, although Manx Shearwater chicks do not fledge until late August early September and a number of species like the Kittiwake & Guillemots can be seen from October onwards, feeding offshore or visiting the nesting ledges.

All of the seabird species have their own fascinating tales of migration, life strategies and breeding habits. On the following pages you can discover a little more about each of the individual species.

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