Skuas are among the least known but most charismatic of Britain's seabirds.
Arctic skuas are in dramatic decline and may soon disappear from Britain's shores, while the Great skua (or "bonxie") is controversial because of its widely debated effect on other seabird populations.
We have been monitoring and studying both of these species at their most important site in West Scotland since the year 2000.
Our hope is that this website will draw you into the fascinating world of skuas at their breeding colony, and in the surrounding oceans.
As well as an overview of the results and ongoing activities of the project, you can find broader information on the ecology and behaviour of Britain's skuas, the important related conservation issues, as well as plenty of photos of these and other seabirds.
The site is still being developed with much more content still to come, so please keep checking back.