Numbers of Common Murres breeding along coasts of northeastern Atlantic region.

Region/Site Sites Year(s) Pairs a Trend Source
U. a. aalge          
Davis Strait 6 1996 1,500-2,000i Declining 641
GREENLAND SEA          
Iceland 71 2006-08 698,053 Declining 526
          See Appendix 7 for details
           
U. a. hyperborea          
NORWEGIAN SEA          
Jan Mayen 2 1983 <1,000 Declining SEAPOP b, 642
Norway, mainland 19 2020 46,000 Declining SEAPOP b; 559
          See Appendix 8 for details
BARENTS SEA          
Spitsbergen 22 1987-97 35,000? Declining Strøm in 559
Bjørnøya 1 2019 156,000 Increasing SEAPOP b; Fauchald pers.comm.
Finland 1 1975-80 50 Increasing? refs. in 47
KARA SEA          
Murmansk Coast 10 2000-08 7,800-8,400 Declining 643
Novaya Zemlya 7-9 2000-08 750 Declining 643
           
U. a. intermedia          
BALTIC SEA          
Helgoland, Germany 1 1986 2,500 Increasing 644
Sweden 5 1998 8,000-12,000 Increasing 465
Denmark 1 1998 2,000-3,000 Increasing 465
           
U. a. spiloptera          
NORWEGIAN SEA          
Faeroe Islands 25 1997-99 100,000 Declining? Olsen in 559
           
U. a. albionis          
NORTH/IRISH SEA          
Britain & Ireland 642 1998-2002 1,303,456   328
          See Appendix 9 for details
BAY OF BISQUE          
Brittany, France 5 2019 567-638 Stable 645
Spain & Portugal 4 1981-82 100 Declining 646

a Count value with ‘i’ indicates individual birds, not pairs.

b Seabird Population Mangement and Petroleum Operations.