NatureScot Commissioned Report 622: East and North Caithness Cliff SPAs monitoring 2013: plot counts and breeding productivity
The East Caithness Cliffs Special Protection Area (SPA) and North Caithness Cliffs SPA seabird monitoring plots were last surveyed in 2005. Since then, major declines have been seen in many seabird populations across Scotland.
Major offshore wind farm developments are planned off the Caithness coast. As such, up-to-date information on the current status of the East Caithness and North Caithness seabird populations is needed.
Population size and breeding productivity were both examined in this 2013 study. The report presents the results for the 33 species-specific plots and 16 colony plots surveyed.
Publication 2016 - NatureScot Commissioned Report 622 - East and North Caithness Cliff SPAs monitoring 2013 - plot counts and breeding productivity
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