The common scoter (Melanitta nigra) is a large sea duck, 43–54 cm (17–21 in) in length, which breeds over the far north of Europe and Asia east to the Olenyok River. The genus name is derived from Ancient Greek melas, "black", and netta, "duck". The species name is from Latin niger "shining black". The black scoter (M. americana) of North America and eastern Siberia is sometimes considered a subspecies of M. nigra.
Common Scoter
Date Location Count
2021-09-11 13:40Lake Vestmannsvatn3
2021-09-03 14:30Mýrarvatn10
2021-08-22 14:52Ærvíkurbjarg5
2021-09-09 11:22Mývatn & Laxá--general area (please consider using more specific locations)1
2021-09-07 18:11Tjörnes--Mánárbakki5
2021-09-08 10:56Víkingavatn--frá vegi (lake from road)
2021-09-08 18:57Víkingavatn4
2021-09-07 14:15Starmýrarfjörur--frá Biskupshöfða20
2021-09-10 09:30RN Berlengas--área geral25
2021-09-15 07:27PN Sintra-Cascais--Cabo Raso3
2021-09-09 11:33Cabo Carvoeiro4
2021-08-25 14:05Djúpivogur2
2021-08-25 10:00Praias urbanas da Costa da Caparica5
2021-09-02 07:5115 millas W cabo Vilano (Only historic protocol. Please use Pelagic protocol)1
2021-09-13 09:02Cabo Touriñán12
2021-08-26 12:27Muxía--Faro11
2021-08-26 07:45Muxía43
2021-08-20 19:30Cabo Vilán20
2021-09-05 08:53Cabo Corrubedo
2021-09-12 07:43Foz do Rio Lis7
2021-09-11 08:14Cabo Mondego42
2021-09-09 09:15Baiona--Cabo Silleiro24
2021-09-04 06:50Praia da Vagueira170
2021-09-16 07:00Praia de Santo André4
2021-09-12 11:00Molhe norte de São Jacinto12
2021-09-17 09:00PN Litoral Norte--Praia de Ofir2
2021-09-08 07:36PN Litoral Norte--Apúlia-Pedrinhas2
2021-08-30 09:00Praia da Aguçadoura2
2021-09-17 07:43Molhe sul da Praia da Barra34
2021-09-03 14:52Inch Beach7
2021-09-02 12:07Slyne Head (Illaunamid)2
2021-08-30 10:29Estuário do Ave21
2021-08-26 18:00Litoral de Vila do Conde e Reserva Ornitológica do Mindelo--Castro de São Paio1
2021-09-07 19:00Ria de Aveiro--Ponte da Varela1
2021-08-24 07:30Ria de Aveiro--frente ribeirinha e campos da Murtosa1
2021-09-15 09:40Barrinha de Esmoriz800
2021-09-12 11:38Baldaio--área general5
2021-08-26 08:20Bridges of Ross6
2021-09-03 11:40Arteixo--Porto Exterior de Punta Langosteira1
2021-09-12 09:00Gortnagarryan & White Strand4
2021-08-22 08:08Porto do Barqueiro2
2021-09-12 07:02Kilcummin Head14
2021-08-22 12:30Estaca de Bares--Barco (frente ao cabo)2
2021-08-27 16:30O Vicedo--Porto e praia do Vicedo1
2021-09-17 12:10Estaca de Bares15
2021-09-08 16:06Xove--Lago, Area general (piscifactoría, charcas, marisma, praia e enseada)1
2021-08-21 18:51Valdés--Cabo Busto3
2021-09-05 16:59Lluanco--Punta L' Aguión4
2021-09-12 11:00Luanco--Punta de la Vaca1
2021-08-22 17:06Magilligan Point14
2021-09-11 07:15Pendeen Watch9
2021-09-13 13:08Cruisetown Strand9
2021-09-10 11:55Balbriggan--Martello Tower & Sailor's Grave area1
2021-09-17 08:55Port Oriel and Clogher Head45
2021-09-04 10:00Dillon's Park3
2021-09-12 07:30Kilcoole--marsh and coast17
2021-09-02 09:00Sanaigmore2
2021-09-16 08:45St Agnes Head15
2021-09-08 07:00Skokholm44
2021-09-01 06:30Trevose Head4
2021-09-12 11:18St. John's Point6
2021-08-29 10:10Loch Ordais and Bragar Bay11
2021-08-21 10:11Dodman Point5
2021-09-03 09:49Strumble Head4
2021-09-03 13:52Ynys Dinas/Dinas Island4
2021-08-28 16:18Ballochroy
2021-09-03 06:33River Nevern Estuary2
2021-09-01 18:04Bardsey Island6
2021-08-23 08:16South Stack RSPB Reserve40
2021-09-11 09:15Pembrey Sands4
2021-09-17 11:19Troon--Harbour and Ballast Bank1
2021-09-11 10:08Llanfairfechan17
2021-09-03 11:00Getaria1
2021-08-30 11:30Cromarty Bridge6
2021-09-14 16:56St Bees Head RSPB Reserve5
2021-09-11 09:45Hilbre Islands118
2021-09-07 01:00Irun--calle Lepanto2
2021-09-04 06:10Blackpool North Shore165
2021-09-13 11:31Portland Bill--Obelisk4
2021-09-13 11:32Portland Bill4
2021-09-16 07:11Portland Bird Observatory2
2021-09-15 13:51Hound Point15
2021-09-06 13:30Almond River Mouth and Parkway2
2021-08-21 09:49Cramond Island24
2021-09-04 14:20Seafield Shore105
2021-09-10 14:44Roseisle Forest18
2021-09-11 10:47Burghead6
2021-09-01 18:00Ferny Ness200
2021-09-16 09:45Aberlady Bay LNR5
2021-09-02 11:42Gullane Bay7
2021-08-23 06:20Elton Reservoir1
2021-08-23 12:21Out Head400
2021-08-29 11:45Dunnet Bay7
2021-08-28 14:19The Scores1
2021-08-30 10:12Spey Bay2
2021-09-09 06:53Audenshaw Reservoirs2
2021-09-01 11:20Keyhaven and Pennington Marshes LNR--Pennington Marshes2
2021-08-22 17:24Fife Ness (general area)1
2021-09-13 15:40Fife Ness Muir WR6
2021-09-05 12:51Isle of May NNR4
2021-09-02 09:00Lunan Bay70
2021-09-09 13:10Fishtown of Usan23
2021-08-23 12:11Farmoor Reservoir1
2021-09-05 09:03St Abb's Head NNR40
2021-09-04 09:33Tweed Estuary14
2021-08-29 13:10Stonehaven Beach and Harbour3
2021-08-23 15:20Long Eaton Gravel Pits1
2021-09-06 09:03Holy Island48
2021-09-02 16:15Stag Rock100
2021-09-03 16:05Girdle Ness Seawatch5
2021-09-16 07:40Selsey Bill1
2021-09-13 15:22Druridge Pools NWT NR and Druridge Links (NT)4
2021-09-02 07:10Beadnell Haven22
2021-08-30 11:52Snab Point24
2021-09-15 14:13Church Point34
2021-08-24 19:17Seaton Sluice20
2021-09-14 06:39St Marys Island LNR30
2021-09-14 10:30South Shields Pier12
2021-08-28 15:04Collieston
2021-09-17 07:15Whitburn Coastal Park
2021-09-16 08:11Blackhall Rocks1
2021-09-02 10:10Hartlepool Headland1
2021-09-13 07:35Eyebrook Reservoir1
2021-09-12 07:49Teesside South Gare20
2021-09-15 06:45Goring Gap4
2021-09-10 10:17Staithes--Offshore45
2021-08-30 18:05Grafham Water2
2021-09-01 07:25Walthamstow Wetlands1
2021-08-23 10:31Filey Country Park2
2021-09-16 06:15Hunmanby Gap3
2021-08-22 11:00Filey--General area2
2021-09-15 11:00Carr Naze30
2021-09-05 19:21Filey Brigg14
2021-09-15 17:56Ulrome78
2021-08-31 07:25Hornsea Seawatch46
2021-09-04 13:14Bridlington Harbour15
2021-09-04 15:13Bridlington--Pelagic Trip
2021-09-14 08:00Bempton Cliffs RSPB Reserve3
2021-08-26 07:16Freiston Shore RSPB Reserve25
2021-09-10 06:45Flamborough--South Landing LNR22
2021-08-25Flamborough Cliffs YWT NR12
2021-09-05 12:25Flamborough Old Fall23
2021-09-13 06:40Flamborough Head56
2021-09-01 07:45Holmpton (Village)20
2021-09-04 15:00Flamborough--Offshore33
2021-09-12 08:19Easington Gas Terminal2
2021-09-10 15:55Kilnsea--Wetlands11
2021-09-11 15:26Kilnsea5
2021-08-22 08:46Spurn Point--Spurn Triangle40
2021-09-17 16:33Spurn Point NNR--Seawatching hut/Numpties12
2021-09-12 07:01Spurn Point NNR--The Warren1
2021-09-17 06:10Spurn Point NNR10
2021-08-30 15:00Russell Green Gravel Pits1
2021-09-17 06:42Gibraltar Point NNR2
2021-08-31 06:56Thames Estuary at Concord Beach6
2021-09-01 10:56Huttoft Car Terrace14
2021-08-20 09:59Anderby Creek10
2021-08-22 13:38Chapel Six Marshes10
2021-08-21 14:49Hunstanton Beach
2021-09-04 09:25Holme Dunes NWT NR and NNR
2021-09-02 08:16Titchwell Marsh RSPB Reserve--Woodland11
2021-09-17 06:11Titchwell Marsh RSPB Reserve6
2021-08-22 06:14Dungeness Bird Observatory Recording Area--Seawatching Hide10
2021-08-21 14:58Dungeness Bird Observatory Recording Area--Seawatching (No hide)7
2021-08-23 08:22Swalecliffe10
2021-09-09 05:46Holkham NNR--East Hills22
2021-08-25 05:45Blakeney Point20
2021-08-26 09:16Holland Haven Country Park6
2021-08-30 06:46Grenham Bay34
2021-09-14 11:35Cley & Salthouse Marshes NWT NR--Cley Coastguards100
2021-08-26 11:56Cley & Salthouse Marshes NWT NR--Cley Marshes63
2021-08-26 14:15Cley & Salthouse Marshes NWT NR—East Bank17
2021-09-16 10:59Cley & Salthouse Marshes NWT NR—Babcock Hide5
2021-09-13 12:52Cley & Salthouse Marshes NWT NR—Salthouse Marshes7
2021-09-05 14:00Salthouse--Shore40
2021-08-26 11:23Gramborough Hill NT35
2021-09-02 06:56Kelling Water Meadows6
2021-09-03 06:20Deal Beach5
2021-09-05 16:00Landguard Point2
2021-08-24 06:15Foreness Point75
2021-09-01 09:21Botany Bay11
2021-09-16 16:29North Foreland2
2021-09-15 06:49Sheringham--Seawatch7
2021-09-17 07:59Cap Gris-Nez37
2021-09-12 09:30East Lane, Bawdsey1
2021-09-15 07:01Sidestrand32
2021-08-28 05:51Trimingham5
2021-09-01 06:15Mundesley2
2021-09-15 08:10Slaughden80
2021-09-15 07:15Thorpeness Old Caravan Site30
2021-09-15 10:42Minsmere RSPB Reserve1
2021-08-28 14:44Minsmere RSPB Reserve--Coastline13
2021-09-14 07:30Southwold Sea Front4
2021-08-30 10:43Kessingland Beach42
2021-08-31 12:23Winterton Dunes NNR2
2021-08-24 09:53Caister-on-Sea Beach3
2021-09-02 09:40Trektelpost Westkapelle12
2021-09-12 14:59Zeedijk, Westkapelle, Zeeland, NL (51,54, 3,437)6
2021-09-16 08:30Meijendel4
2021-09-05 08:50IJmuiden Zuidpier21
2021-09-12 10:57Texel--Paal 94
2021-09-08 10:30Texel--Vuurtoren Eierland (Lighthouse)1
2021-08-23 11:05Norderney (gesamt)14
2021-08-28 06:21Lista Fyr1
2021-08-28 10:26Lista--Gunnarsmyra12
2021-09-07 18:40Listahavn2
2021-09-05 16:50Nordhasselvika7
2021-09-09 18:50Kviljoodden10
2021-09-08 10:30Blåvandshuk
2021-09-06 07:13Sylt--Westerland, offshore60
2021-09-10 18:52Sylt--Wenningstedt Offshore250
2021-09-11 09:15Skallingen40
2021-08-20 13:50Katinger Watt--Eider-Sperrwerk1
2021-08-31 12:36Håøya21
2021-08-20 14:23Bulbjerg40
2021-08-20 10:00Fyns Hoved1
2021-08-30 08:43Westermarkelsdorfer Huk (NSG)40
2021-09-07 09:31Grüner Brink (NSG)2
2021-08-23 10:00Skagen Nordstrand450
2021-09-17 07:00Grenen, Skagen30
2021-08-22 09:10Gressholmen og Rambergøya1
2021-09-05 06:40Gedser Odde751
2021-09-17 07:30Nidingen8
2021-08-25 05:50Lerkils hamn13
2021-08-22 06:34Mönster30
2021-09-12 14:14Tautra--Kuøra strand1
2021-09-01 13:48Kullen4
2021-08-19 06:07Glommens sten20
2021-09-14 10:00Falsterbonäset--Nabben150
2021-08-29 05:46Falsterbo--South Flommen1
2021-09-01 09:38Falsterbonäset--Gamla LV-425
2021-09-14 07:51Falsterbonäset230
2021-08-19 17:22Kap Arkona1
2021-09-14 12:27Greifswalder Oie (NSG)1
2021-08-24 17:07Seebrücke Heringsdorf14
2021-09-02 13:19Ravlundafältet80
2021-08-20 13:34Vitemölla120
2021-09-04 06:37Simrishamn--Harbor birding hut2550
2021-09-17 06:00Christiansø38
2021-09-03 07:37Dźwirzyno beach16
2021-09-05 06:31Ottenby--södra udde8
2021-08-24 06:13Södra Lunden10
2021-08-28 06:00Ottenby NR200
2021-08-25 09:18Karleviviken10
2021-08-27 06:46Triberga läge1000
2021-08-29 10:47Hel--Cypel1
2021-08-31 06:05Rezerwat Mewia Łacha (Seagull Shoal Reserve)--West Side1
2021-09-15 15:18Duży Beach3
2021-09-17 06:12Piaski Beach10
2021-08-24 09:30Skatudden27
2021-09-15 08:00Baltic Sea near Juodkrantė (Baltijos jūra ties Juodkrante)4
2021-08-24 07:15Kopgalis Cape (Kopgalis)1
2021-09-04 08:36Kökar--Hamnön lintulava2
2021-09-16 08:28Merikarvia--Kasalan Kalasatama lintutorni250
2021-09-05 07:39Mustasaari--Klobbskat168
2021-08-21 08:27Hanko--Dödören8
2021-09-06 08:00Poosaspea Neem100
2021-08-24 07:18Tampere--Iidesjärvi1
2021-08-28 10:58Kirkkonummi--Porkkala Pampskatan100
2021-09-16 07:27Espoo--Laajalahti, Maarin lintutorni3
2021-08-28 06:43Helsinki--Lauttasaari100
2021-08-29 08:21Raahe--Maivaperä1
2021-09-16 06:47Raahe--Pattijokisuu1
2021-09-13 06:45Siikajoki--Tauvo, Kaasa81
2021-09-05 09:45Lapinjärvi Lintutorni, Lapinjärvi1