The Northern Gannet, Morus bassanus, has 60% of its population found in Scotland.

Bass Rock, from which the Latin name derives, in the Firth of Forth has the worlds largest colony whilst Troup Head in Aberdeenshire has the largest mainland colony. St. Kilda in the Atlantic also has a large colony too. It is always a pleasure to go and see these birds whether they are arriving back for the breeding season in April, having their young or departing for warmer climes in October.