Spitsbergen

Photo: Sébastien Descamps Location and description Spitsbergen is the largest island in the archipelago that forms Svalbard, and the name is derived from the Dutch words "spits" and "bergen" which…

Bjørnøya

Location and description Bjørnøya seen from the west. It is rare to see the whole of Bjørnøya from the air since it is most often covered in fog.Photo: Sebastian Gerland…

Hornøya

The main bird cliff on Hornøya is on the west side of the island.Photo: Rob Barrett Since 1980, Hornøya has been one of the reference sites of the national monitoring…

Hjelmsøya

Photo: Geir Helge Systad Location and description Hjelmsøya (71° 06' N, 24° 44' E) is seaward of the municipality centre Havøysund, between Ingøya and Fruholmen to the west and Magerøya…

Grindøya

Common eiders at Grindøya.Photo: Sveinn Are Hanssen Location and description Store (Large) Grindøya (69° 38' N, 18° 51' E), is a 0.5 km2, flat elongated island with varied vegetation. There…

Jan Mayen

The volcano Beerenberg (2277 m.a.s.l in the background) is an impessive landmark at Jan Mayen, but catching a glimpse of the whole mountain is rare. Eroding volcanic rocks form odd…

Anda

Atlantic puffins Fratercula arctica breed in large numbers on Anda.Photo: Magdalene Langset Location and description Anda (69°04’ N, 15°10’ E) is a small island located approximately 6 km off Stø. There is…

Røst

Location and description Røst municipality (67° 30’ N 12° 00’ E) is a small collection of islands, more than 100 km west of Bodø and the Norwegian mainland. With its…

Sør-Helgeland

View of Horsvær from the highest point on Storandholmen.Photo: Jan Ove Bustnes The counting led by the monitoring programme was carried out annually until 2007. This work resulted in the…

Sklinna

Photo: Nils Røv Location and description Sklinna (65° 13’ N, 10° 58’ E) is an archipelago in Leka municipality in Trøndelag. This archipelago lies approximately 40 km from the mainland…

Runde

Runde seen from the west.Photo: Ingar Støyle Bringsvor Location and description Runde (62°24'N 05°37'E) is a 6.3 km2 island in Herøy municipality, in south Møre og Romsdal, just north of…

Hordaland

Location and description Lyngøy (60° 04' 34"N, 05° 30' 57" E) is an island in the north of Tysnes municipality in Hordaland. The 62-da island is in Bjørnafjorden about 2.5…

Rogaland

Kjør consists of sereval islets relatively far from the coast, and is unavailable to most people.Photo: Arne Follestad Location and description Kjør (58° 53' N, 5° 26'E) consists of several…

Vest-Agder

Rauna By south Norwegian standards, Rauna holds a large seabird colony and the island has been a SEAPOP key site since 2008. The breeding fraction of the seabird fauna is…

Mapping

What do we map, and why? Seabird distribution data are used for many different purposes; they are crucial for environmental risk and impact assessments in marine areas. This is because the birds…

Populations at sea

Pelagic seabirds Seabirds live the whole or large parts of their lives on the open sea or in the coastal zone. Coastal seabirds, such as sea ducks, shorebirds, black guillemots…

Migrations and habitat use

Knowledge about the processes that govern the seabirds’ choice of habitat is important, both to explain the distribution and occurrence of the different species and to predict where the birds…

Populations along the coast

Systematic counts from sea, air and land We use several different methods for mapping along the coast. They include everything from visits to localities where total counts are conducted of the…