Characteristics: A black and white sea bird with a narrow pointed bill. Often has a white eye-ring and narrow stripe behind its eye. In Winter, cheeks, chin and neck are white with a dark line behind its eye.

Habitat: Guillemots breed on inaccessible cliffs on rocky coasts and islands, with some colonies containing thousands of birds. In Winter, most of them go far out to sea, but occasionally inshore due to bad weather.

Habits: Guillemots dive for fish from the surface. They also swim well under water using their wings and like to often sit upright on the nesting ledges.