SNH: new report shows encouraging signs for seabirds in Scotland

After declines over the last two decades, seabird numbers show encouraging signs, according to new statistics by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

There are, however, a number of birds which are still declining, including kittiwakes and Arctic skuas, whose Northern Isles’ breeding strongholds have seen large declines over a number of years.

The full report can be found on the SNH website.

Data from SOTEAG’s ornithological monitoring programme is used by the JNCC’s Seabird Monitoring Programme which informed the SNH report.