There is a current lack of data of the occupancy of sea cliffs by auks outside the breeding season. This study aimed to explore the use of remote time-lapse photography to monitor attendance of two auk species (common guillemot and razorbill) at two colonies (Sumburgh Head and Marwick Head) in the Northern Isles, Scotland. If determined to be a viable technique, instead of or in combination with traditional monitoring methods, advances could be made in our understanding of seabird populations, ecology and behaviour, also facilitating improved impact assessments in relation to development proposals.
Publication 2018 - NatureScot Research Report 1017 - Remote time-lapse photography to monitor attendance of auks outside the breeding season at two colonies in the Northern Isles of Scotland
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