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JNCC visual aerial bird survey data 2015

Marine Seabird Surveys


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.

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)

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints © JNCC, licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0 (

Metadata date 2020·06·30

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

Temporal extent 2001·· 2007··

Spatial extent
North 60.84
South 49.77
East 2
West -8.65
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