Assessing behaviour of Lesser Black-backed Gulls from the Ribble and Alt Estuaries SPA using GPS tracking devices (RP02972)

This report provides findings from the first year of a study that has used Global Positioning System-Global System for Mobile communication (‘GPS-GSM’) tracking devices to track the movements of Lesser Black-backed Gulls from their principal breeding colony at the Ribble and Alt Estuaries SPA and so investigate their use of the SPA and the Warton Aerodrome.

The study aims to assess the flight altitudes of adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls from the breeding colony at Banks Marsh in the Ribble and Alt Estuaries SPA during the 2016 breeding season; and assess the home ranges of adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls from this colony and their temporal and spatial overlap with the SPA and the area of potential risk of collision with aircraft.

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Start date2016-04-01
End date2016-10-14

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Assessing behaviour of Lesser Black-backed Gulls from the Ribble and Alt Estuaries SPA using GPS tracking devicesEvidence published by a partner