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Isle of May seabird studies (2005–2015) 2015


The Seabird Monitoring Programme has established a UK and Ireland-wide network of colonies in which seabird numbers and breeding success are monitored regularly. Additional parameters, such as survival, phenology and chick diet, are more time-consuming to measure but provide important information on the state of seabird populations and the health of the wider marine environment.

In order to collect this important, yet time-consuming data, four 'Key Site' colonies have been targeted for more detailed monitoring of breeding performance, annual survival rates and feeding ecology. These sites are geographically spread in order to give as full coverage as possible of British waters. These sites are: Skomer Island (Wales); Isle of May (eastern Scotland); Isle of Canna (western Scotland); and Fair Isle (northern Scotland).

Each year, those contracted to carry out the Key Site data collection submit an Annual Report to JNCC documenting the findings of the year’s seabird breeding season.

The reports presented here cover the Annual Reports to JNCC for the Isle of May for the years 2005 to 2015.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Biota

Reference date 2015··

These reports summarise the results obtained between 2005 and 2015 of the monitoring of various seabird species on the Isle of May.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·07·13

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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