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The Black guillemot is a circumpolar species distributed in boreal, low arctic and high arctic regions of the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans. Black guillemots can be found in coastal areas from the Gulf of Maine, New England across parts of the northern coast of North America, as far as Alaska. In Europe and Asia they are found from the British Isles and northward across the northern coast of Asia. The largest concentrations can be found among islands of the high and low arctic. Wintering populations disperse as far south as Rhode Island in North America and France in the eastern Atlantic (Johnsgard 1987; Nettleship and Evans 1985; Nettleship 1996).
Biogeographic Regions: arctic ocean (Native ); atlantic ocean (Native )