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An assessment of the numbers and distributions of little gull Hydrocoloeus minutus and great cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo over winter in the Outer Thames Estuary 2016

Marine JNCC Publications Seabird Surveys 0963-8091 Birds Birds Directive Coastal and Estuarine Evidence JNCC report series Marine Marine Habitats Marine protected area Seabirds Surveillance and Monitoring 575

Abstract

Natural England advises the UK Government of the most suitable areas for classification as SPAs in UK territorial waters adjacent to England (within 12nm). The aim of this report is to provide Natural England with the evidence necessary to support its advice, to the UK Government, on the relative importance of the Outer Thames Estuary area in a UK context for little gull (Hydrocoloeus minutus) and great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) over winter.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2016·01·01

Citation
Lawson, J., Kober, K., Win, I., Allcock, Z., Black, J., Reid, J.B., Way, L. & O’Brien, S.H. (2015) An assessment of the numbers and distributions of little gull Hydrocoloeus minutus and great cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo over winter in the Outer Thames Estuary, JNCC Report No. 575. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This report collates five winter seasons of aerial survey data (2003/04, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08) that were analysed using distance sampling methods.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·09·09

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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