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Visual aerial bird survey data: Montrose 2001


This resource provides visual aerial survey data collected for seaduck, divers, grebes, and little gull at Montrose. The data collected were used to inform SPA recommendations.

Visual aerial survey data for other individual sites is available in Excel spreadsheet format; visual aerial survey data from all surveyed sites combined is available as an Access database (

Supporting information is provided in the accompanying document: 'Supporting information on visual aerial bird survey data'.

Additional information is available 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 2001··

Excel spreadsheet, extracted from the JNCC visual aerial survey database. The access database holds information from sightings from JNCC aerial surveys (all species) with spatial information.

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access No limitations

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

Metadata date 2023·10·02

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

Temporal extent 2001·· 2001··

Spatial extent
North 56.79
South 56.61
East -2.32
West -2.49
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