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Seabird 2000
Mitchell, P.I., S.F. Newton, N. Ratcliffe & T.E. Dunn. Seabird 2000. Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough, UK.

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The Seabird 2000 dataset is a full census of all of the breeding seabirds in Britain and Ireland. The data was gathered by over 1000 surveyors mainly between the years 1999 and 2003 from both coastal and inland colonies. more

The main objectives of the survey were: (1) to obtain distribution and population information for all 25 species of seabird that regularly breed in the UK; and (2) to get baseline figures for those species that have been surveyed poorly up to now. To meet these objectives a set of count sections were set up throughout Britain and Ireland and counts were made for all species. The dataset comprises detailed counts of seabirds together with: habitat information, predator information, count units, weather conditions on the day of the count. The spatial coverage was dependent on species with colonial nesting seabirds having virtually complete coverage; whereas, other species, notably some gull species having much less coverage. For a full description of the survey methodology, see 'Seabird Populations of Britain and Ireland' (2004), Mitchell, P.I., Newton, S.F., Ratcliffe, N. and Dunn, T.E. Published by T & AD Poyser. The Seabird 2000 dataset contains some additional attributes in addition to the general NBN Gateway attributes (see NBN metadata).

Biology > Birds
Marine/Coastal, Biodiversity, Birds (marine), ANE, British Isles, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Aves

Geographical coverage
ANE, British Isles Stations [Marine Regions]
Great Britain and Ireland
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -10,629; MinLat: 49,8147 - MaxLong: 1,6928; MaxLat: 61,488 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
1994 - 2003

Taxonomic coverage
Aves [WoRMS]

Count of birds

National Biodiversity Network Trust (NBN), moredata provider
Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), moredata creator
Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA), moredata provider

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Describing this dataset
Mitchell, P.I. et al. (2004). Seabird populations of Britain and Ireland: results of the Seabird 2000 census (1998-2002). T & A D Poyser: London. ISBN 0-7136-6901-2. 511, maps, fig. pp.

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Release date: 2006-01-25
Metadatarecord created: 2006-01-24
Information last updated: 2014-04-14
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