This report presents the methodology used to conduct low tide waterbird surveys across 33 coastal Special Protection Areas over the three winters of 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12 and gives guidance on data interpretation and use.
This is part of our Good Practice Guidance for birds, produced by Keith Ross and James Latham.
Reference: Lewis, L. J. & Tierney, T. D. (2014) Low tide waterbird surveys: survey methods and guidance notes. Irish Wildlife Manuals, No. 80. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland