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Fair Isle seabird studies 1998 1999

Marine JNCC Publications Seabird Surveys 0963-8091 Birds Birds of particular localities Evidence JNCC report series Marine Marine Habitats Monitoring Seabirds Specific localities Surveillance and Monitoring 289


This report presents the results of seabird monitoring on Fair Isle in 1998. Some of the data collected in previous years have been re-analysed and therefore some of the results for the years 1986-97 published in this report may differ slightly from those in previous reports.

Breeding success was average or slightly below average for most species in 1998. However, Arctic terns, Arctic skuas and kittiwakes had their worst year since 1990.

Few food samples were obtained from most species, with the exception of puffins. Sandeels were the principal food items for shags, kittiwakes, guillemots and razorbills in 1998. Gadoids were the principal food items for puffins, indicating that a shortage of sandeels occurred during the breeding season.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 1999··

Baker, P.E., Turner, S.J. & Holt, C.A. 1999. Fair Isle seabird studies 1998. JNCC Report No. 289, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

This report presents the results of seabird monitoring on Fair Isle in 1998.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2021·04·26

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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