Waterbirds of Poole Harbour: Figures and Trends

Authors: Ross, K.E., Bowgen, K.M., Burton, N.H.K., Herbert, R.J.H. and Stillman, R.A.

Editors: Humphreys, J. and Hall, A.E.

Publisher: Pelagic

DOI: 10.53061/STXT1634


Poole Harbour supports a diverse and numerous waterbird assemblage. This assemblage includes internationally important numbers of non-breeding waterbirds, including Shelduck Tadorna tadorna and Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa, and nationally important numbers of Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta, Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia and Little Egret Egretta garzetta. Important breeding populations include Common Tern Sterna hirundo, Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis, Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus and Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus. Here, we report waterbird numbers in Poole Harbour based on the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS), Seabird Monitoring Programme (SMP) and various other ad hoc surveys. In addition, we report notable population trends and recent research

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