Seabird Abstracts

Puffin numbers on Lundy during Summer 1999

Cole L & Reach I (2000) Ann Rep Lundy Field Society 50:35-40

Between May and mid July 1999 a study was carried out to ascertain the number of puffins on Lundy, whether they were breeding and if so, how many breeding pairs there were. It was a good year for puffins with a maximum total count of 49 individuals. 9 breeding burrows were located but the presence of young was only proved at one. Late in the season nonbreeding birds were recorded prospecting burrows which suggests that natural recolonisation could take place if the limiting factor was removed.


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