An atlas of seabird distribution in north-west European waters
(1995)
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Stone, C.J. et al
Using numerous distribution maps, graphs and tables, this book describes the seasonal distribution of gulls, terns, sea ducks, skuas, divers etc. in the seas around north-west Europe, including Britain.

Summary

 
 
 

This major atlas presents a comprehensive assessment of seabirds in north-west European waters and comes from a collaboration between several countries. 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.

 

The atlas has been published using data from the European Seabirds at Sea database with contributions from the following organisations: Joint Nature Conservation Committee (United Kingdom); Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee (the Netherlands); Ornis Consult (Denmark); National Institute for Coastal and Marine Management/RIKZ (the Netherlands); Nederlands Zeevogelgroep (the Netherlands); Instituut voor Bos- en Natuuronderzoek (the Netherlands); Instituut voor Natuur Behoud (Belgium); National Environmental Research Institute (Denmark); Norsk Institutt for Naturforskning (Norway); Vogelwarte Helgoland (Germany).

 
 
 
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  • Contents (PDF, 1.3 mb )

     

    Foreword (PDF, 1.6 mb )

     

    Acknowledgements (PDF, 3 mb)

     

    1.                Summary (PDF, 2.9 mb )

     

    2.                Introduction

                       2.1              Studies of seabird distribution at sea in north-west Europe (PDF, 8 mb)

                       2.2              The European Seabirds at Sea Database (PDF, 3 mb)

     

    3.                Methods 

                       3.1              The study area (PDF, 1.3 mb)

                       3.2              Survey methods (PDF, 2.2 mb)

                       3.3              Data processing included on 3.2

                       3.4              Interpretation of data (PDF, 2.1 mb)

                       3.5              Survey difficulties (PDF, 17 mb)

     

    4.                Background 

                       4.1              Breeding populations of seabirds (PDF, 3 mb)

                       4.2              The marine environment of north-west Europe (PDF, 8 mb)

     

    5.                Species accounts

                       5.1              Divers (PDF, 4.5 mb )

                       5.2              Red-throated diver (PDF, 3.6 mb)

                       5.3              Black-throated diver (PDF, 3.5 mb)

                       5.4              Great northern diver (PDF, 3.5 mb)

                       5.5              Great crested grebe (PDF, 3.9 mb)

                       5.6              Red-necked grebe (PDF, 2 mb )

                       5.7              Fulmar (PDF, 4 mb)

                       5.8              Cory’s shearwater (PDF, 2.2 mb)

                       5.9              Great shearwater (PDF, 1.8 mb)

                       5.10            Sooty shearwater (PDF, 3.4 mb)

                       5.11            Manx shearwater (PDF, 4.5 mb)

                       5.12            Mediterranean shearwater (PDF, 794 kb)

                       5.13            Wilson’s petrel (PDF, 829 kb)

                       5.14            Storm petrel (PDF, 3.7 mb)

                       5.15            Leach’s petrel (PDF, 9.7 mb)

                       5.16            Gannet (PDF, 4.2 mb)

                       5.17            Cormorant (PDF, 3.5 mb)

                       5.18            Shag (PDF, 3.5 mb)

                       5.19            Eider (PDF, 3.9 mb)

                       5.20            Long-tailed duck (PDF, 2.6 mb )

                       5.21            Common scoter (PDF, 4.6 mb)

                       5.22            Velvet scoter (PDF, 3.6 mb )

                       5.23            Red-breasted merganser (PDF, 3 mb )

                       5.24            Grey phalarope (PDF, 807 kb )

                       5.25            Pomarine skua (PDF, 1.4 mb )

                       5.26            Arctic skua (PDF, 3.3 mb )

                       5.27            Long-tailed skua (PDF, 1.5 mb )

                       5.28            Great skua (PDF, 3.6 mb )

                       5.29            Unidentified gulls (PDF, 1.7 mb )

                       5.30            Mediterranean gull  (PDF, 6 mb )

                       5.31            Little gull (PDF, 3.5 mb )

                       5.32            Sabine’s gull (PDF, 948 mb )

                       5.33            Black-headed gull (PDF, 3.5 mb )

                       5.34            Common gull (PDF, 3.6 mb )

                       5.35            Lesser black-backed gull (PDF, 5 mb )

                       5.36            Herring gull (PDF, 3.7 mb )

                       5.37            Iceland gull (PDF, 858 kb )

                       5.38            Glaucous gull (PDF, 1.2 mb )

                       5.39            Great black-backed gull (PDF, 3.7 mb )

                       5.40            Kittiwake (PDF, 3.9 mb )

                       5.41            Terns (PDF, 3.6 mb )

                       5.42            Sandwich tern (PDF, 2.8 mb )

                       5.43            Commic terns (PDF, 3.3 mb )

                       5.44            Little tern (PDF, 879 kb )

                       5.45            Black tern (PDF, 860 kb )

                       5.46            Unidentified auks (PDF, 1.7 kb )

                       5.47            Guillemot (PDF, 5.8 mb )

                       5.48            Razorbill (PDF, 4.8 mb )

                       5.49            Black guillemot (PDF, 3 mb)

                       5.50            Little auk (PDF, 3.3 mb )

                       5.51            Puffin (PDF, 4.4 mb)

                       5.52            Rare species (PDF, 710 kb )

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326 pages, A4 softback
ISBN 1 873701 94 2
 
Please cite as: Stone, C.J. et al, (1995), An atlas of seabird distribution in north-west European waters, 326 pages, A4 softback, ISBN 1 873701 94 2