Scientific name: Uria aalge
Guillemots really know how to live life on the edge – quite literally! They nest tightly packed on steep ledges and cliffs around the coast. This may sound like a strange nesting spot, but it keeps them safe from predators. Thankfully these birds aren’t afraid of a little cliff diving – at three weeks old, guillemot chicks jump off the cliff into the sea!
Average lifespan: 23 years
Classified in the UK as Amber under the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red List for Birds (2015).