Whilst the Puffins get the most attention, and Gulls are the most numerous birds on Burhou, there are many other species to look out for.

Oystercatchers are very striking black and white birds with a bright red beak and feet. Watch out for them on the rocks near the shoreline, on a clear day you may get a glimpse of them flying around.

Oystercatcher

Oystercatcher

Shags are the earliest breeders on Burhou, they are long slender birds which makes them very well adapted to fish for their prey.

Shags

Shags

Storm Petrels are small birds, about the size of a Sparrow. They nest in rock walls on Burhou and can only be seen at night when they come in to the nests to feed their chicks. Coming to Burhou later than the other species you will be able to see Storm Petrels with our live night vision camera from late May onwards.

Storm Petrel

Storm Petrel

It is not just seabirds that make a home on Burhou. There is enough room on the land for small birds that breed on coastal grasslands and rocks, such as Wheatear and Rock Pipit, to make a home. Feeding on small insects you will be able to see these species flitting about the grass and rocks between all the seabirds.

Wheatear

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Today's Puffin Fact

Puffins pair up for life.