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Surveillance of wintering seaduck, divers and grebes in UK inshore areas: Aerial surveys 2002/03 2004

Marine JNCC Publications Seabird Surveys 0963-8091 Birds Birds of particular localities Evidence JNCC report series Marine Habitats Monitoring Seabirds Specific localities Surveillance and Monitoring UK Species 345


During the winter of 2002/03, JNCC conducted aerial surveys of wintering aggregations of seaduck, divers and grebes within a number of UK inshore areas. The surveys were carried out in the months of December 2002 and March 2003, as part of the JNCC annual programme of surveillance of wintering inshore waterbirds in the UK. The aim of the surveys was to collect data on the wintering numbers and distribution of inshore waterbirds in areas of the UK known to be important for these groups of species.

Within the areas surveyed, several sub-areas were particularly important for inshore waterbird species; the area around Hoy, Fara and Flotta in Scapa Flow; the Sounds of Harris, Monach and Barra in the Outer Hebrides; the southern half of the Dornoch Firth; and the Inverness and inner Moray Firths.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2004·06·01

Dean, B.J., Webb, A., McSorley, C.A. & Reid, J.B. 2004. Surveillance of wintering seaduck, divers and grebes in UK inshore areas: Aerial surveys 2002/03. JNCC Report No. 345, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

This report describes the methods used during aerial surveys of wintering seaduck, divers and grebes in the winter of 2002/03, and presents the recorded numbers and daytime distributions of those species recorded in each survey area.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2021·02·16

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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