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The numbers and distribution of inshore waterbirds along the south Cornwall coast during winter 2014

Marine JNCC Publications Seabird Surveys 0963-8091 Birds Birds Directive Important bird sites JNCC report series Marine Marine Habitats Marine protected area Monitoring Seabirds 498

Abstract

The EC Birds Directive requires that EU Member States identify Special Protection Areas (SPAs) on both land and sea. JNCC, on behalf of Natural England and the other Statutory Nature Conservation Bodies, identified 45 Areas of Search (AoS) around the UK that were suspected to support important aggregations of wintering divers, seaduck and grebes that might warrant protection in SPAs. The aim of this report is to quantify the numbers and distribution of divers, seaduck and grebes regularly using the inshore marine area along the coast of south Cornwall. It considers whether the area meets the UK SPA Selection Guidelines in respect of the numbers of inshore waterbirds that use the area outwith the breeding season.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2014·01·01

Citation
O'Brien, S.H., Win, I., Parsons, M., Allcock, Z. & Reid, J.B. 2014. The numbers and distribution of inshore waterbirds along the south Cornwall coast during winter, JNCC Report No. 498, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
The EC Birds Directive requires EU Member States to identify SPAs in the sea and land areas where the Directive applies.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·04·01

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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