Details of this species in Northern Ireland
Source: WWT 2008
Species Notes for this Location:
Management Notes for this Location:
Threat to endangered species: In Northern Ireland the common scoter (see Melanitta nigra in IUCN Red List of Threatened Species) is now extinct as a breeding species. This dramatic decline in numbers has been caused by factors such as predation, pollution and reduced food availability. Feral mink are a danger to birds during the breeding season when they move onto favoured moorland heather nesting sites (WWT 2008).
Last Modified: 18/02/2008 9:54:21 a.m.