European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

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General
Data set name

Sea bird surveys around Scotland

Data holding centreRoyal Society for the Protection of Birds (Scotland)
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodNot provided
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Coast of Scotland

Observations 
Parameters

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

Instruments

Observers

Description 
Summary

Data sets on shore and sea birds: 1. Beached Bird Survey - periodic surveys of stretches of beach to count and identify (dead) washed up sea birds. 2. Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) - periodic survey of coastal waters to assess numbers (and trends) in wildfowl and wading birds. 3. Seabird breeding colony surveys - survey/assessment of breeding seabird numbers at various colonies.

OriginatorsRoyal Society for the Protection of Birds (Scotland)
Availability 
OrganisationRoyal Society for the Protection of Birds (Scotland)
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDarren Kindleysides (Marine and Coastal Policy Officer)
Address

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (Scotland)
Dunedin House 25 Ravelston Terrace
Edinburgh

EH4 3TP
United Kingdom

Telephone0131 311 6500
Emaildarren.kindleysides@rspb.org.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1128001
Global identifier933
Last revised2010-01-15