Andrews, C.; Newell, M.A.; Harris, M.P.; Bennett, S.I.; Wanless, S.; Daunt, F.

Diet of common guillemot and razorbill at East Caithness, Buchan Ness to Collieston Coast and Isle of May in 2019

This dataset contains prey items of common guillemot (Uria aalge) and razorbill (Alca torda) observed during the 2019 breeding season at East Caithness Special Protection Area (SPA), Buchan Ness to Collieston Coast SPA and Isle of May National Nature Reserve, off the east coast of Scotland. The diet of these two species has been studied on the Isle of May since the 1980s. To our knowledge, the only previous studies of diet were undertaken at Buchan Ness to Collieston Coast SPA (in 2006, 6km to the north of the site used in this study; and in 2017 & 2018, using a similar protocol as in 2019), and previous studies of diet have been undertaken at East Caithness SPA (2017 & 2018).
Publication date: 2020-04-15