2. Ecological Seabird Reserve

Bill gives us an overview of the Funk Island Ecological Reserve and of the various seabird species that come here each summer to breed and raise their young.

Nine seabird species nest on the island – Northern Fulmar, Northern Gannet, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Black-legged Kittiwake, Common Murre, Thick-billed Murre, Razorbill and Atlantic Puffin. By far the most numerous of these seabirds is the Common Murre. Its colony stretches from west to east, over the entire spine of the island.