RSPB Reserves breeding bird surveys
This datasets contains records of birds breeding on RSPB reserves in the UK. The key breeding bird interest of each reserve is identified and monitored annually, as it would be too time consuming to survey every breeding species on each site. The boundaries of RSPB reserves are provided on the NBN in the geographical dataset <b>RSPB Nature Reserves in the UK</b>.
RSPB reserves in the whole UK. Please note that each record is mapped with a 100m central grid reference for the reserve it is on. The central grid reference is the centroid of the reserve boundary, and may be located outside the actual reserve boundary for reserves with odd shapes or reserves consisting of several unconnected areas. RSPB Reserve boundaries are available on the NBN as a geographical dataset.
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There are generic methods for surveying birds in different habitat types (broad-leaved woodland, lowland wet grassland, lowland dry grasslands and arable land, reedbeds and open water in lowland areas, lowland heathland, moorland and associated upland habitats, upland water bodies, rivers and streams, saltmarsh, beaches and coastal areas, sea cliffs, scrapes and saline lagoons), together with species-specific methods for birds not adequately monitored using these generic techniques. All methods are described in detail in <I> Monitoring breeding birds on RSPB reserves</I> (RSPB internal report, February 2007).
Data reproduced with the permission of RSPB
Looking up... the number of records that can be accessed through the NBN Atlas. This resource was last checked for updated data on 21 Nov 2016. The most recent data was published on 21 Nov 2016.Click to view records for the RSPB Reserves breeding bird surveys resource.