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Manx Shearwaters on Lundy: a study of population and distribution change from 2001 to 2008
Booker, H. & Price (2010) Journal of the Lundy Field Society 2:105-112
Abstract
In 2008 the breeding population and distribution of Manx Shearwaters on Lundy was surveyed using a repeat of the methodology from the previous survey in 2001. In addition, calibration of the response rate of incubating Manx Shearwaters to the taped calls has improved the accuracy of the population estimate. The island's Manx Shearwater population is currently estimated at 1,081 pairs, an increase of 250% since the previous assessment in 2001. The increase has occurred since the eradication of rats and represents a major success story and offers an encouraging outlook for the future.

Keywords, Lundy, Manx Shearwater, population, calibration, rats.


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