Sulidae - Gannets and Boobies
The Gannets are a small family, comprising two groups of oceanic birds: the gannets themselves which breed in temperate waters and the boobies, which occur in the tropics. All breed colonially and feed on fish, which they dive for. Consequently, they have a streamlined, torpedo-shaped body with a stout dagger-like bill.
Only one species occurs regularly in Britain, the Northern Gannet, which breeds in about a score of colonies scattered around the coast. In 2007 a lone Masked Booby was reported in the English Channel.
Understanding Curlew populations in Wales
Several tracking projects combine to determine the migration routes, wintering locations and breeding season movements of Welsh Curlew.
What’s the score for Copeland’s symphony of seabirds?
Northern Ireland Seabird Coordinator Katherine Booth Jones describes her love for the wild coastal habitats of Northern Ireland and the charismatic seabirds that inhabit them.