The razorbill (Alca torda) is a colonial seabird that only comes to land in order to breed. This agile bird chooses one partner for life; females lay one egg per year. Razorbills nest along coastal cliffs in enclosed or slightly exposed crevices. The parents spend equal amounts of time incubating. Once the chick has hatched, the parents take turns foraging for their young and sometimes fly long distances before finding prey.

The razorbill is primarily black with a white underside. The male and female are identical in plumage; however, males are generally larger than females. In 1918, the razorbill was protected in the United States by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Presently, the major threat for the population is the destruction of breeding sites.
Razorbill
Date Location Count
2021-08-20 08:07Sandy Point State Reservation1
2021-08-20 17:25Parker River NWR--Emerson Rocks1
2021-08-20 12:00Parker River NWR1
2021-08-29 13:36Boothbay Whale Watch1
2021-09-10 09:29Popham Beach SP2
2021-08-25 09:15Seal Island NWR ("island only" - restricted access)1
2021-08-25 16:14Vinalhaven--waters to south (crossings only, NOT Seal Island)1
2021-08-22 10:30Petit Manan NWR--Hollingsworth Trail1
2021-09-16 08:41Quai, Rivière-Ouelle2
2021-09-08 18:31Long Point Preserve1
2021-09-06 08:40Quai, St-Siméon1
2021-09-05 10:47Halte municipale, St-Siméon1
2021-08-31 08:10Hamilton Cove Preserve, Lubec (MCHT)4
2021-09-15 09:58Grève de Tadoussac1
2021-08-26 12:49Lubec (town and wharfs)55
2021-09-15 11:00Observatoire d'oiseaux de Tadoussac--Dunes47
2021-09-05 12:45Quoddy Head SP2
2021-08-19Eastport3
2021-09-15 11:43Eastport--Friar Roads1
2021-09-09 12:00Grand Manan--Seal Cove1
2021-09-06 10:00Deer Island Point5
2021-09-13 15:19Roosevelt Campobello International Park4
2021-08-25 11:00Saint Andrews (Town)10
2021-08-26 13:54Head Harbor Passage31
2021-09-16 13:30White Head Island Ferry (Traversier)1
2021-09-08 10:25Campobello--Head Harbour Light25
2021-09-15 11:37Pointe à John8
2021-09-10 14:18Grand Manan--Castalia Marsh3
2021-09-17 07:59Grand Manan--Long Eddy Point (The Whistle)27
2021-09-04 08:46Parc marin du Saguenay-St-Laurent--Falaise sud8
2021-09-17 14:16Back Bay1
2021-09-08 06:49Camping Bon-Désir5
2021-09-16 15:33Blacks Harbour/Grand Manan Ferry4
2021-09-17 14:59Camping Paradis marin5
2021-09-11 13:15Quai des Pilotes, Les Escoumins7
2021-09-11 07:31Brier Island--Bay of Fundy Whalewatch1
2021-09-16 10:12Traversier Trois-Pistoles-->Les Escoumins6
2021-09-05 08:30Brier Island--Northern Point (incl. Water St. n. of Lodge)1
2021-09-14 17:03Emissaire d'eaux usées, Essipit20
2021-09-15 15:16Grande Pointe25
2021-09-11 14:15Baie des Escoumins1
2021-09-08 15:27Pointe de la Croix15
2021-09-16 09:20Quai, Les Escoumins2
2021-09-16 09:25Traversier Les Escoumins-->Trois-Pistoles21
2021-09-17 08:05Halte municipale, St-Simon-sur-Mer5
2021-09-05 13:40Pointe à Boisvert3
2021-09-16 07:26Banc de Portneuf-sur-Mer2
2021-09-15 14:37Pointe des Fortin2
2021-09-13 13:55Baccaro Peninsula--Baccaro Point1
2021-09-06 16:14Pointe Santerre3
2021-09-05 12:33Irving Nature Park, Saint John1
2021-08-23 08:03Bay of Fundy Ferry -- NB waters1
2021-09-12 11:05Digby-Saint John ferry (NS waters)2
2021-09-08 06:20Quai, Rimouski6
2021-09-17 06:44RNF de Pointe-au-Père2
2021-09-17 08:02Quai, Pointe-au-Père4
2021-08-26 06:21Quai, Ste-Luce2
2021-09-06 11:31Halte marine du Gros-Ruisseau1
2021-09-17 11:20Quai, Ste-Flavie15
2021-09-05 16:50Embouchure Rivière Mitis2
2021-09-12 08:15Parc nature de Pointe-aux-Outardes1
2021-08-19 09:22Hampton Beach2
2021-09-05 12:25Quai, Baie-des-Sables12
2021-08-23 17:20Port George1
2021-09-06 14:50Embouchure Rivière Tartigou1
2021-09-09 16:56Traversier Baie-Comeau->Matane55
2021-09-09 18:02Traversier Matane->Baie-Comeau360
2021-08-31 15:48Morden1
2021-09-13 08:00Traversier Matane->Godbout1
2021-08-20 11:30Marina du Vieux-Port12
2021-09-15 15:40Embouchure Rivière Godbout8
2021-09-13 11:00Traversier Godbout->Matane4
2021-09-06 10:10Quai, Godbout17
2021-09-15 11:01Pointe-des-Monts45
2021-08-26 16:55Halte routière, Baie-Trinité2
2021-08-26 14:05Quai, Baie-Trinité-Est30
2021-09-17 07:22Baie des Capucins4
2021-09-15 06:54Chebucto Head2
2021-09-05 11:50Ile La Grande Basque40
2021-09-10 17:45Pointe du Poste6
2021-09-05 10:58Anse du Cap à l'Ours2
2021-09-01 08:13La Grande Anse (cté La Haute-Gaspésie)6
2021-09-16 15:45Pointe de Moisie2
2021-09-15 11:15Rte du Phare, Percé (Cap-d'Espoir)4
2021-09-14 07:22Caribou Island Lighthouse and area2
2021-09-15 09:54Plage, Coin-du-Banc6
2021-08-29 15:15Barachois, Percé2
2021-09-08 16:25Cap Mont Joli1
2021-09-14 11:06PN de l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé2
2021-09-11 12:46Quai, L'Anse-à-Valleau4
2021-09-07 14:36Embouchure Rivière à Bouleaux2
2021-09-03 13:52PN Forillon--Plage nord, Cap-des-Rosiers3
2021-09-11 14:31PN Forillon--Sentier du Banc9
2021-09-17 16:24Site historique du Phare de Cap-des-Rosiers5
2021-09-09 10:19Quai, Rivière-au-Tonnerre20
2021-08-26 12:00Belvedere de Magpie30
2021-09-08 13:42PN Archipel-de-Mingan--Île aux Perroquets40
2021-09-08 11:44PN Archipel-de-Mingan--Île Nue de Mingan10
2021-09-08 08:09Promenade, Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan112
2021-09-16 10:10Havre de Mingan8
2021-09-05 10:00PN Archipel-de-Mingan--Grande Île16
2021-09-07 12:30PN Archipel-de-Mingan--Île Quarry9
2021-09-16 12:11PN Archipel-de-Mingan--Île Niapiskau2
2021-09-16 15:56Port, Havre St-Pierre22
2021-08-25 14:25PN Archipel-de-Mingan--Petite île au Marteau3
2021-09-17 14:29Cap Ferré6
2021-08-19 16:04Ile Boudreau2
2021-08-21 09:30Plage, Bassin Est52
2021-09-09 14:06Pointe, Old-Harry4
2021-09-08 09:00RNF de la Pointe-de-l'Est4
2021-09-04 07:40La baie1
2021-09-09 07:34Lab--Strait Of Belle Isle (Forteau/L'Anse-Amour area)2
2021-08-23 11:49Lab--Point Amour1
2021-09-05 15:00NL--Branch2
2021-09-11 06:00NL--Argentia1
2021-08-26 13:10NL--Powles Head56
2021-09-12 11:00NL--Powles Head Rd.2
2021-08-23 06:40NL--Trepassey--Point Rd area
2021-09-09 11:11NL--Trepassey32
2021-08-20 14:00NL--Biscay Bay2
2021-08-21 12:30NL--Cape Race Rd.--btw the Drook & Long Beach2
2021-08-23 11:30NL--Bear Cove4
2021-09-06 07:48Northeast Coast--Hwy 330--Shalloway to Anchor Brook1
2021-09-06 07:57Northeast Coast--Anchor Brook area4
2021-09-13 12:35Deadman's Bay--Back Road2
2021-08-23 14:34NL--Cape Bonavista1
2021-08-30 09:45NL--Cape Spear24
2021-08-23 14:00Ólafsvík2
2021-08-30 13:11Vigur2
2021-09-03 10:05Skjálfandi bay1
2021-08-20 16:04Jökulsárlón11
2021-08-19 12:00Starmýrarfjörur--frá Biskupshöfða4
2021-09-10 09:00Skellig Islands1
2021-09-07 08:59Dursey Island
2021-09-10 11:59Brandon Point3
2021-08-28 09:49Loop Head Pelagic50
2021-09-06 11:55Cleggan to Inishbofin Ferry2
2021-08-25 10:13Loop Head5
2021-09-11 12:25Inishturk2
2021-08-26 16:45Bridges of Ross
2021-09-15 12:55Glassilaun Beach1
2021-09-13 16:18Silver Strand (Co. Mayo)2
2021-08-23 10:15Loughaunbeg
2021-09-12 07:02Kilcummin Head
2021-09-14 14:45Hook Head--general area
2021-09-03 15:30Scotsman's Bay--Newtownsmith, Sandycove & The Forty Foot1
2021-09-10 11:55Balbriggan--Martello Tower & Sailor's Grave area4
2021-09-17 08:55Port Oriel and Clogher Head10
2021-09-17 17:15Bray Harbour1
2021-09-13 11:30Dillon's Park1
2021-09-12 07:30Kilcoole--marsh and coast7
2021-09-15 18:41Howth Head
2021-08-23 11:28Berneray to Leverburgh ferry2
2021-08-22 14:30Luskentyre4
2021-09-02 09:00Sanaigmore1
2021-08-30 08:16Dublin to Holyhead Ferry (Irish Waters)12
2021-08-29 06:20The Lizard1
2021-08-22 08:00Colonsay4
2021-08-29 16:26Uig (Skye) to Tarbert (Harris) ferry1
2021-09-08 07:00Skokholm1
2021-09-12 11:18St. John's Point
2021-08-19 07:40Point of Ardnamurchan1
2021-09-10 09:56Isle of Mull (Scotland)4
2021-09-03 09:49Strumble Head1
2021-09-16 12:15Ullapool to Stornoway Ferry--Outer Hebrides Waters
2021-09-06 10:30Arisaig
2021-08-29 08:02Butt of Lewis2
2021-08-25 10:44Port of Ness1
2021-08-20 16:48Tiumpan Head1
2021-09-09 15:30Holyhead to Dublin Ferry (Welsh Waters)6
2021-09-08 19:46Craobh Haven
2021-08-27 08:00Tarbert Harbour
2021-09-16 11:00Ullapool to Stornoway Ferry--Highland Waters
2021-09-14 16:10Peel Castle rocks4
2021-09-16 09:01Achmelvich Bay3
2021-09-07 10:41Troon--Barassie Beach2
2021-09-10 06:28Berry Head NNR1
2021-09-14 14:00Milton of Culloden
2021-09-15 18:00Avoch12
2021-09-17 12:30Alturlie
2021-09-17 16:32Fort George2
2021-09-15 14:30Ardersier and Fort George
2021-09-09 15:00Torry Bay LNR
2021-09-06 12:15Delnies Beach30
2021-09-08 14:00Embo
2021-09-04 17:00Nairn Seabank36
2021-09-05 15:00Carlingnose Point
2021-09-08 13:15Portmahomack7
2021-08-28 13:30Strathy Point
2021-08-29 12:00Plage de L'Ecluse2
2021-09-15 13:51Hound Point10
2021-09-14 12:45Brora Beach
2021-09-08 11:01Tarbat Ness3
2021-09-11 07:30Almond River Mouth and Parkway4
2021-09-12 09:30Cramond Island20
2021-08-28 16:00Melvich Beach4
2021-08-29 17:30Port of Leith8
2021-09-16 14:10Seafield Shore25
2021-09-14 14:10Helmsdale Harbour2
2021-09-16 16:14Portobello Promenade100
2021-08-22 15:20Joppa Seafront5
2021-09-10 14:44Roseisle Forest8
2021-09-11 10:47Burghead
2021-09-07 08:53Musselburgh20
2021-09-16 11:10Musselburgh--Levenhall Links
2021-08-22 14:05Prestongrange to Port Seton (WeBS site)19
2021-09-02 10:02Ferny Ness
2021-09-16 09:45Aberlady Bay LNR
2021-09-12 09:00Eden Estuary Centre200
2021-09-14 11:31Tayport Promenade2
2021-08-23 12:21Out Head500
2021-08-29 11:45Dunnet Bay20
2021-08-19 11:44Tentsmuir Forest
2021-08-23 16:50The Scores500
2021-08-21 11:07Scottish Seabird Centre5
2021-09-11 16:00East Sands2000
2021-09-10 09:37Spey Bay15
2021-08-29 13:30Carnoustie Shore
2021-08-28 21:57Kingsbarns Shore
2021-09-12 15:00John Muir Country Park12
2021-08-28 19:32East Haven
2021-08-21 07:52Fife Ness (general area)2
2021-09-13 15:40Fife Ness Muir WR100
2021-09-05 12:51Isle of May NNR
2021-08-19 12:20Arbroath Cliffs
2021-08-28 16:23Torness
2021-09-10 12:37Montrose Basin2
2021-09-04 14:52Scurdie Ness
2021-09-09 13:10Fishtown of Usan
2021-08-19 10:00St Cyrus NNR
2021-09-08 16:12Tweed Estuary2
2021-09-14 11:00Spittal Beach50
2021-08-28 11:55Fowlsheugh RSPB Reserve
2021-08-29 13:10Stonehaven Beach and Harbour3
2021-08-29 16:00Dunnottar Castle1
2021-09-10 11:00Holy Island1
2021-09-02 16:15Stag Rock40
2021-09-16 11:05Girdleness
2021-09-03 16:05Girdle Ness Seawatch100
2021-09-15 17:00North Sunderland Harbour32
2021-09-03 13:30Long Nanny2
2021-08-20 12:24Druridge Bay Country Park5
2021-08-29 14:00Howick Hall2
2021-09-14 08:29Druridge Pools NWT NR and Druridge Links (NT)30
2021-09-03 17:15Beadnell Haven10
2021-09-03 13:03Amble Harbour2
2021-09-13 10:00Farne Islands NNR20
2021-08-22 10:30Craster2
2021-09-13 11:00Cullernose Point
2021-08-29 09:21Snab Point3
2021-09-05 13:14North Blyth1
2021-09-08 16:15Church Point8
2021-09-05 12:30Beacon Point20
2021-08-28 08:51Seaton Sluice1
2021-09-17 12:42St Marys Island LNR29
2021-09-15 17:58Tynemouth Haven20
2021-09-14 10:30South Shields Pier
2021-08-28 15:04Collieston
2021-09-17 07:15Whitburn Coastal Park
2021-09-16 08:11Blackhall Rocks6
2021-09-16 13:16Greatham Creek7
2021-09-16 16:49North Gare250
2021-09-16 08:07Teesside South Gare3
2021-09-11 07:51North York Moors NP--Staithes100
2021-09-10 10:17Staithes--Offshore
2021-09-16 09:00Fair Isle3
2021-08-21 07:12Filey--General area
2021-08-21 07:50Carr Naze250
2021-08-29 12:49Filey Brigg51
2021-09-15 09:22Ulrome6
2021-09-04 15:13Bridlington--Pelagic Trip
2021-09-13 11:35Bempton Cliffs RSPB Reserve--Bird Feeding Area8
2021-09-16 17:30Bempton Cliffs RSPB Reserve20
2021-09-05 12:00Flamborough--South Landing LNR2
2021-09-16 11:54Flamborough Cliffs YWT NR
2021-08-21 14:07Flamborough Old Fall1
2021-09-15 15:00Flamborough Head2
2021-09-04 15:00Flamborough--Offshore
2021-09-12 07:31Spurn Point NNR--Seawatching hut/Numpties
2021-09-12 07:00Spurn Point NNR--The Warren1
2021-09-12 06:58Spurn Point NNR11
2021-09-13 08:54Titchwell Marsh RSPB Reserve1
2021-09-12 07:40Wells-next-the-Sea--Harbour1
2021-09-16 17:43Haroldswick9
2021-09-14 12:09Sheringham--Seawatch2
2021-08-30 10:43Kessingland Beach2
2021-09-16 08:30Meijendel2
2021-09-05 08:50IJmuiden Zuidpier4
2021-09-17 07:00Grenen, Skagen1
2021-09-13 13:27Bygdøy Sjøbad1
2021-09-16 06:00Christiansø1
2021-09-16 16:12Kemiönsaari--Morgonlandet1