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Fair Isle Seabird Studies 2000 2002


This report presents the results of seabird monitoring on Fair Isle in 2000, the fifteenth season of work. Some of the data collected in previous years have been re-analysed and therefore some of the results for the years 1986-99 published in this report may differ slightly from those in previous reports.

The 2000 breeding season was generally productive, but affected by a storm on 13 June, which resulted in heavy losses on the exposed west coast. This meant that while plots on the sheltered east coast did well, those exposed to the storms did badly.

Sandeels comprised the majority of food items for European shags, black-legged kittiwakes, common guillemots, razorbills and Atlantic puffins in 2000. The lengths of sandeels brought to common guillemot chicks, and load weights of Atlantic puffin feeds were about average.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Biota

Reference date 2002··

Shaw, D.N., Holt, C.A., Maggs, H.E. & de Palacio, D. 2002. Fair Isle Seabird Studies 2000. JNCC Report No. 332, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

This report presents the results of seabird monitoring on Fair Isle in 2000.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·07·13

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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