Dataset Details - Seabird 2000
The Seabird 2000 dataset is a full census of all of the breeding seabirds in Britain and Ireland between 1999 and 2003. This dataset contains only the Irish data, which is a subset of the larger British and Irish database.
The main objectives of the survey were: to obtain distribution and population information for all 25 species of seabird that regularly breed in Britain and Ireland and to get baseline figures for those species that have been surveyed poorly up to now.
The data was gathered by over 1000 surveyors mainly between the years 1999 and 2003 from both coastal and inland colonies
The island of Ireland and its off-shore islands.
1994-2003, with the vast majority of records from 1998-2003.
Data Quality is high. Data were collected by skilled volunteers and all data were validated.
Complete and published as Seabird Populations of Britain and Ireland (2004), Mitchell, P.I., Newton, S.F., Ratcliffe, N. and Dunn, T.E. Published by T & AD Poyser
Open (Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0)
BirdWatch Ireland, Seabird 2000, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 26 April 2019, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/145>
Dataset species distribution
Terrestrial Map - 10kmDistribution of the number of species recorded within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Marine Map - 50KmDistribution of the number of species recorded within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Dataset record distribution
Terrestrial Map - 10kmDistribution of the number of records within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Marine Map - 50KmDistribution of the number of records within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Records per year
Species per year
|Count||The number of individuals or occupied nests|
|Count measure||Description of the count measure|
|Grid reference comment||An explantory note on the grid reference associated with each record|
|Section end point||The end point for the section of surveyed coastline|
|Section start point||The starting point for the section of surveyed coastline|
|Site name comment||A comment associated with the site where the records was made|
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