Assessing habitat use of Herring Gulls in the Morecambe Bay SPA using GPS tracking devices

Report No. 693
Author(s): Chris B Thaxter, Gary Clewley, Lee Barber, Greg J Conway, Nigel A Clark, Emily S Scragg, Niall H K Burton
Published: 2018
77pp
ISBN: 978-1-908581-82-2
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Publisher: British Trust for Ornithlogy(Thetford, Norfolk)

Summary

Number of coastal Herring Gull populations have reduced markedly in recent years. The breeding gull colony of the South Walney and Piel Channel Flats Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), within the Morecambe Bay and Duddon Estuary potential Special Protection Area (pSPA), is of national and intermational importance for its number of Herring Gull Larus argentatus and Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus.

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