Dataset
Spatial attendance data for immature common guillemots (Uria aalge) at four sites in a large breeding colony

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Wanelik, K.M.; Harris, M.P.; Wanless, S. (2016)
https://doi.org/10.5285/dbd72bb5-4ad5-4d2f-b546-1cea672f76e8

This dataset contains data on the spatial attendance patterns of immature common guillemots (Uria aalge) at four sites in a large breeding colony. Data were collected from 25th April-12th May and 21st May-15th June 2013 at four sites on the Isle of May, Scotland. A grid was superimposed onto a photograph of each site. Grid cells were then classified as breeding or pre-breeding areas according to the presence or absence of breeding activity at any point during data collection (i.e. an egg or chick). A total of 69 randomly selected and individually-marked birds were followed using a telescope for 10 minute periods and their location in these grids was recorded every 15 seconds. This work was part of a NERC-funded PhD project looking at interactions between avian colonial social structure and tick-borne pathogen dynamics.

Publication date: 2016-02-29

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Format of the dataset: Comma-separated values (CSV)

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This resource is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Wanelik, K.M.; Harris, M.P.; Wanless, S. (2016). Spatial attendance data for immature common guillemots (Uria aalge) at four sites in a large breeding colony. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/dbd72bb5-4ad5-4d2f-b546-1cea672f76e8

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2013-04-25    to    2013-06-15

Quality

Lineage
This dataset only presents the number of intervals that individuals spent in pre-breeding and breeding areas. Grid cells with ledges and no apparent evidence of breeding activity but consistent breeding activity completely surrounding them were also assumed to be breeding areas. Individual birds were identified using unique colour rings which were visible at a distance through a telescope with a x20-60 zoom lens. All data was collected by the same observer to ensure consistency.

Authors

University of Oxford
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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Point Of Contact
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
Publisher
Custodian
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Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Keywords

Topic categories
Biota
CEH Topic
Environmental survey
Pywell Section
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Place keywords
Isle of May
UK
Scotland
Taxon keywords
common guillemot
Uria aalge

Dataset identifiers

https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/dbd72bb5-4ad5-4d2f-b546-1cea672f76e8
doi:10.5285/dbd72bb5-4ad5-4d2f-b546-1cea672f76e8

Metadata

Record identifier
dbd72bb5-4ad5-4d2f-b546-1cea672f76e8
Record created by
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
Record last updated
2017-10-25T13:14:17