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General
Data set name

Beached Bird Survey, Belgian coast

Data holding centreFlanders Marine Institute
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time period1962 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

ANE, Belgium - Belgian Coast

Observations 
Parameters

Bird taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of surface; Unspecified

Description 
Summary

This dataset contains data on a monthly survey for beached birds along the entire Belgian coastline during winter. The number of dead birds and the percentage of birds fouled with oil is a useful indicator for the state of health of the environment.

OriginatorsInstitute of Nature Conservation
Availability 
OrganisationFlanders Marine Institute
AvailabilityBy negotiation
Administration 
Collating centreFlanders Marine Institute
Local identifier8
Global identifier5626
Last revised2011-05-06