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An assessment of numbers of wintering divers, seaduck and grebes in inshore marine areas of Scotland (Revised May 2018) 2015

Marine JNCC Publications Seabird Surveys 0963-8091 Birds Evidence JNCC report series Marine Marine Habitats Monitoring Seabirds Surveillance and Monitoring UK Species 567

Abstract

To identify inshore areas that might be suitable for SPA classification, 45 areas of search around the UK were identified where potentially important numbers of waterbirds congregate outside the breeding season. Data were collected by aerial surveys, land based counts or boat surveys, whichever survey method was most appropriate to ensure the collection of representative data, and were analysed to provide population estimates for each species and area of search. Population sizes were compared with the relevant population thresholds defined in Stages 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4 of the UK SPA Selection Guidelines (Stroud et al 2001; Mudge & Buxton 2013).

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2015·07·01

Citation
Lawson, J., Kober, K., Win, I., Bingham, C., Buxton, N.E., Mudge, G., Webb, A., Reid, J.B., Black, J., Way, L. & O’Brien, S. (2018) An assessment of numbers of wintering divers, seaduck and grebes in inshore marine areas of Scotland (Revised May 2018), JNCC Report No. 567. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This report covers a multi-year programme of surveys and analysis, to support Scottish Natural Heritage in identifying possible marine SPAs and to provide the necessary quantitative evidence on inshore aggregations of seaduck, divers and grebes.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·08·27

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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