Seabirds and waterbirds - coastal areas sensitive to oil spills
Seabirds and waters use the coast for many activities including breeding. These layers show peak areas in use at different times of the year.
1 . Coastal Breeding seabirds – based on JNCC Seabird 2000 data this layers shows:
- Locations where >=80% of seabirds during breeding season are either auks / shearwaters / petrels; diving birds; gull / terns / skuas; or locations of mixed colonies which have no dominant species during breeding season
- Points represent lengths of coastline, approximately 1km or less, with the size of the point related to the number of birds.
2. Wildfowl and waders – based on the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) these layers show
- The mean peak numbers of birds by type (Wildfowl; wader; or cormorants and divers) in either Spring (Apr – Jun); Autumn (Jul – Oct); or Winter (Nov – Mar)
- Points represent lengths of coastline, with the size of the point related to the number of birds.
Other layers can be found in the Healthy & Biologically Diverse section. Add a suitable search term to the search box on Marine Scotland Information or MS Maps NMPi.