The island’s sheer cliffs are a choice location for many seabirds and other visitors!
In its rudimentary nest, built in deep crevices or on coastal cliffs, the female lays a single egg per year.
The razorbill can dive deep into the sea in search for food.
No bigger than a small duck, it keeps its black-and-white plumage year-round and has a thick black bill with a white line from one end to the other. It is not to be confused with the penguin, which lives in Antarctica.
This bird is not to be confused with the ring-billed gull or herring gull, which are larger.
The black-legged kittiwake is the only member of the gull family that dives and swims under water.
It is most often seen on narrow rock ledges where it lives far from predators, rather than on the ground.
The name kittiwake is derived from its shrill, nasal call: “kittee-wa-aaake, kitte-wa-aaake”.
Atlantic puffin, a swimming parrot
Clumsy on land and not very graceful in the air, it swims with the greatest of ease! Its small wings and strong webbed feet make it an excellent swimmer.
Its coloured beak, which gave rise to its nickname “sea parrot”, is big enough to carry a dozen small fish after a dive.
The Atlantic puffin can be sighted over the entire north shore of the Gulf, from the Mingan archipelago and the Gulf islands. Loyal mates, pairs return every year to occupy the same burrow.