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Breeding cliff-nesting seabirds 2013
Price, D., Slader, P. & Booker, H. (2014) Annual Report of the Lundy Field Society 2013 63:85-92
Introduction
Lundy is one of the most important sites in South West England for breeding seabirds and is one of the few locations where Puffins and Manx Shearwaters breed. Regular monitoring on a four to five yearly basis was started in 1981, focusing primarily on the cliff-nesting seabirds. Gull were recorded at the same time, but not through dedicated surveys, and intensive census work on the island's Manx Shearwaters began in 2001. From 25-31 May 2013, a repeat survey was undertaken as part of this programmme, and the following descirbes the results of the census work that targeted the cliff-nesting seabirds, specifically Guillemots (Uria aalge), Razorbills (Alca torda), Puffins (Fratercula arctica), Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla), Fulmar (Fulmaris glacialis) and Shags (Phalacrocorax aristotelis). Overall, the results for 2013 were remarkably encouraging, with considerable increases for virtually all species since the last full survey in 2008


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