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An atlas of seabird distribution in north-west European waters 1995

Marine JNCC Publications Seabird Surveys 1 873701 94 2 Birds European Evidence Marine Monitoring Seabirds Seabirds at Sea Species Surveillance and Monitoring


The atlas describes the seasonal distribution of a number of seabirds in the seas around north-west Europe, including Britain. It includes numerous distribution maps, graphs and tables.

Data were collected from 1979 to 1994 and have been used to describe the seasonal distribution and abundance of over 50 species of seabird, including gulls, terns, sea ducks, skuas and divers. These are supplemented with detailed summaries of the methods used for the collection, processing and interpretation of the data.

Note, when this publication was first produced, the seabird accounts were provided as individual downloads. Copies of these individual species accounts can be found in The National Archives.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Biota

Reference date 1995··

Stone, C.J., Webb, A., Barton, C., Ratcliffe, N., Reed, T.C., Tasker, M.L., Camphuysen, C.J. & Pienkowski, M.W. 1995. An atlas of seabird distribution in north-west European waters, JNCC, Peterborough, ISBN 1 873701 94 2.

The atlas has been compiled using data from the European Seabirds at Sea database

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·05·15

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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