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An assessment of the numbers and distributions of wintering waterbirds using Bae Ceredigion/Cardigan Bay area of search 2015

Marine JNCC Publications Protected Areas Seabird Surveys 0963-8091 Birds Birds of particular localities Coastal and Estuarine Evidence JNCC report series Protected sites monitoring Seabirds Surveillance and Monitoring 555

Abstract

In 2000, 46 initial areas of search around the UK were selected for further investigation as evidence suggested they had the potential to hold important numbers of divers, seaduck and grebes outwith the breeding season (Reid 2004). Cardigan Bay was one of the areas of search potentially hosting a significant number of red-throated divers. This technical report presents an initial analysis, which will feed into the UK’s initiative looking at important aggregations for seaducks divers and grebes. The aim of this report is to determine whether the inshore areas of Bae Ceredigion/Cardigan Bay, or a part thereof, meet UK SPA Selection Guidelines in respect of the numbers of inshore waterbirds outwith the breeding season (Stroud et al 2001).

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2015·03·01

Citation
O’Brien, S.H., Win, I., Bingham, C., Wilson, L.J. & Reid, J.B. (2015) An assessment of the numbers and distributions of wintering waterbirds using Bae Ceredigion/Cardigan Bay area of search, JNCC Report No. 555. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
Seven aerial surveys were carried out in the north-east of Bae Ceredigion/Cardigan Bay over four winters, during 2000/2001 to 2003/2004.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·09·02

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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