Scientific name: Fulmarus glacialis
Nature Stars: 40
About: Fulmars are members of a group of birds known as 'tubenoses', a group that also includes albatrosses and the tiny storm petrels. 150 years ago, Fulmars only nested at one or two places on islands in the far north of Scotland. Since then, they have expanded southwards and nest in many other places around Britain.
How to identify: Looks similar to a gull, but with straighter, stiffer wings and a thickset neck. Wingspan of around 1 metre.
Where: Nests on cliffs all around the coasts of Britain.
Fantastic fact: If threatened, nesting Fulmars will spit an oily mixture onto intruders!
Photograph credit: Cullernose Bay