Sea Birds in Cornwall

There is an incredible amount of different sea birds off the coast of Cornwall.

About Sea Birds

Some live most of their lives among the waves, like the fulmar, closely related to the albatross. These amazing birds only come to shore to lay and bring up their young.

We also have members of the auk family, birds that can not only fly but dive to 180 meters. There are boobies & gannets that patrol our seas looking for the schools of fish, they dive down upon them in a dramatic show of firepower. We have birds of prey stealthily crossing our cliffs, like the peregrine. The fastest animal on earth, reaching speeds of 120MPH.

The list of birds spotted along our Cornish coastline is long and wonderful and our guides can tell you all about them.

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Sea Birds FAQ

Your questions about Sea Birds answered.

What birds should I look out for on my boat trip?

  • Gannet (Morus bassanus)
  • Puffin (Fratercula arctica)
  • Razorbill (Alca torda)
  • Guillemot (Uria aalge)
  • Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
  • Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis)
  • Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)
  • Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)
  • Great Black-Backed Gull (Larus marinus)
  • Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis)
  • Storm Petrel (Hydrobates pelagicus)
  • Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus)
  • Great Skua (Stercorarius skua)
  • Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea)

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