Report from SEAPOPs key-sites in 2017

The report of the monitoring work at the SEAPOP key-sites in 2017 is available. The report gives detailed results from last year’s monitoring work, presenting estimates of breeding success, adult survival and population changes.

Toppskarv-Key-site-report-2018-TANAn adult European shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis captured for ringing. Photo: Tycho Anker-Nilssen

The 2017 breeding season was yet another year with poor production, and the declining trend of the Norwegian seabird populations continues. Only a third of the populations had a good breeding season, while for the rest, 2017 was a moderate or bad year. The coast-bound species had a high degree of failure, while the pelagic species fared better. There are also large variation in population changes between species and between key-sites. However, a small encouraging note for 2017 is that for the second year running, the critically endangered common guillemot Uria aalge had a good breeding season in all colonies monitored, only with the exception of the colony at Runde.

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Contact person: Tycho Anker-Nilssen, NINA