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Seabird distribution around Skomer and Skokholm Islands, June 1990 1992


The aim of this study was to carry out a survey through a series of transects specifically designed to determine the important feeding areas for birds at sea around Skomer and Skokholm during the breeding season. Counts were made of seabirds at sea within 45 km of the islands.

The West Wales islands of Skomer and Skokholm hold important colonies of seabirds. The conservation importance of Skomer Island is recognised by its being a National Nature Reserve, and the surrounding waters were declared a Marine Nature Reserve in 1990, only the second of its kind in Great Britain. The island group of Skomer, Skokholm and Grassholm has international importance and has been designated SPA status. Whilst much is known about the behaviour of the birds at the colony, there is little information about the time they spend at sea.

Please note this volume has been produced from a scan of an original document, and is therefore a large file size. There may also be fluctuations in quality.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 1992··

Stone, C.J., Harrison, N.M., Webb, A. & Best, B.J. 1992. Seabird distribution around Skomer and Skokholm Islands, June 1990. JNCC Report No. 30. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

This report provides a summary of the seabird surveys undertaken around Skomer and Skokholm during the 1990 breeding season.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2023·04·22

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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