Quantifying usage of the marine environment by terns Sterna sp. around their breeding colony SPAs 2014
This report describes work undertaken between 2009 and 2013 to quantify usage of the marine environment by the four larger tern Sterna species, around their breeding colony SPAs in the UK where these remain regularly occupied (32 colony SPAs). Up to three years of targeted data collection were carried out (largely during chick rearing) around ten colony SPAs from 2009 to 2011, using visual tracking, a non-invasive method for quantifying the use of the marine environment by breeding terns of known provenance (colony of origin). Additional visual tracking data were also collated for two colony SPAs through a data-sharing agreement.
Resource type Publication
Topic category Environment
Reference date 2014·09·01
Wilson, L.J., Black, J., Brewer, M.J., Potts, J.M., Kuepfer, A., Win, I., Kober, K., Bingham, C., Mavor, R. & Webb, A. 2014. Quantifying usage of the marine environment by terns Sterna sp. around their breeding colony SPAs, JNCC Report No. 500, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.
JNCC worked with the four Statutory Nature Conservation Bodies to identify important marine areas around the UK, suitable for designation as marine SPAs to complement the existing terrestrial suite.
Communications, JNCC publisher
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Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0
Metadata date 2019·12·20
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