Results, news and publications
SMP Annual Report
The latest data collected from these annual surveys are presented in the SMP annual report 1986 - 2019.
SMPnews is issued each spring. It compliments the more formal SMP Report of SMP Official Statistics. This newsletter features various articles, news and survey tips.
In addition to the annual monitoring scheme (SMP) there are periodic breeding seabird censuses across the UK and Republic of Ireland, led by JNCC in association with other SMP partners. To date, there have been three breeding seabird censuses completed for Britain and Ireland and results from each have been published as a book: Operation Seafarer (Cramp et al. 1974), Seabird Colony Register (Lloyd et al. 1991) and Seabird 2000 (Mitchell et al. 2004). Results from the fourth, Seabirds Count, will be published in 2023.
Data from SMP is also used for reporting on international conservation agreements, such as the OSPAR Convention, which help inform marine policy and regulation.
References and scientific publications
- Cramp, S., Bourne, W. R. P. & Saunders, D. 1974. The Seabirds of Britain and Ireland. London.
- Lloyd, C., Tasker, M.L. & Partridge K. 1991. The status of seabirds in Britain and Ireland. Poyser, London.
- Mitchell, P.I., Newton, S., Ratcliffe, N. & Dunn, T.E. (Eds) 2004. Seabird Populations of Britain and Ireland. T & AD Poyser
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Birds and pollution
Increasing human activity brings more pollution into the environment. This can take many forms and can affect birds in a number of ways, as Nina O'Hanlon explains.
Tackling the challenge of avian influenza
Our Director of Science James Pearce-Higgins discusses highly pathogenic avian influenza and BTO's role in the response to the current outbreak.