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2003-2008, Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies, Humber Gateway Windfarm Seabird Survey Programme

2003-2008, Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies, Humber Gateway Windfarm Seabird Survey Programme

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Description

Seabird surveys conducted by the Institute of Estuarine and
Coastal Studies (IECS) on behalf of Humber Wind Ltd (HWL) in the vicinity of a proposed
offshore windfarm site off the Yorkshire coast. The proposed windfarm site lies in inshore
waters c. 8km off the Holderness coast and covers an area of 35.5km2. In addition to a
desk study collating published and unpublished ornithological data for this section of the
Holderness coast, two survey techniques were employed in and around the proposed
windfarm site in order to collect and collate information on seabird usage. The monitoring
programme included a total of 29 ship-based seabird surveys conducted between
September 2003 and December 2005, and a further 16 aeroplane surveys during the
October 2003 to September 2005 period; both monitoring techniques were conducted using
the standard seabird methodology recording techniques using a transect based approach.
Subsequent to the survey programme, the data have been analysed for abundance,
seasonality and density and the data input to a series of maps, in order to graphically
demonstrate the distribution of key species on a seasonal basis.  Additional surveys were undertaken between July and October 2008, to update the information described in the Environmental Statement.  The survey report and data is provided within this series.

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Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm Aerial Bird Survey Data October 2003 to September 2005

Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm Boat-Based Bird Survey Data September 2003 to December 2005

Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm Aerial Bird Survey Dates 2003-2005

Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm Boat-Based Bird Survey Dates 2003-2005Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm Boat-Based Bird Survey Dates 2003-2005

Humber Gateway Seabird Surveys July 08 to Nov 08

Report

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Humber Gateway Windfarm Seabird Survey Programme Findings Study

2011, Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies, Humber Gateway Ornithological Survey Update: June 08 to November 08 Results