JNCC visual aerial bird survey data 2015
Visual aerial survey data collected for seaduck, divers, grebes, and little gull. Data were collected visually from aircraft, at sites identified as holding potentially important aggregations of non-breeding waterbirds. The data collected were used to inform SPA recommendations.
Additional information is provided in the following publication:
Camphuysen, K.J., Fox, A.D., Leopold, M.F. and Petersen, I K. 2004. Towards standardised seabirds at sea census techniques in connection with environmental impact assessments for offshore wind farms in the U.K.: a comparison of ship and aerial sampling methods for marine birds, and their applicability to offshore wind farm assessments (PDF, 2.7 mb), NIOZ report to COWRIE (BAM – 02-2002), Texel, 37pp. https://tethys.pnnl.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Camphuysen-et-al-2004-COWRIE.pdf.
Resource type Dataset
Topic category Biota
Reference date 2015·12·07
Esri shapefile created from the distribution of sightings from JNCC aerial surveys (All species)
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC distributor
Limitations on public access No limitations
Use constraints © JNCC, licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0 (www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/)
Metadata date 2020·06·30
Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC
Temporal extent 2001·· 2007··