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Quantifying usage of the marine environment by terns Sterna sp. around their breeding colony SPAs 2014

Marine JNCC Publications Seabird Surveys 0963-8091 Birds Evidence JNCC report series Marine Marine Habitats Monitoring Seabirds Species Species Status Surveillance and Monitoring 500

Abstract

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

Citation
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.

Lineage
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.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·12·20

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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