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BC Beached Bird Survey



Our annual newsletter summarizing results and interesting findings from the BC Coastal Waterbird and Beached Bird Surveys can be downloaded here. Previous editions are available by contacting


Hamel, N.J., A.E. Burger, K. Charleton, P. Davidson, S. Lee, D.F. Bertram & J.K. Parrish. 2009. Bycatch and beached birds: assessing mortality impacts in coastal net fisheries using marine bird strandings. Marine Ornithology Vol 37: 41-60.

O'Hara, P.D., P. Davidson & A.E. Burger. 2009. Aerial surveillance and oil spill impacts based on beached bird survey data collected in southern British Columbia. Marine Ornithology Vol 37: 61-65.

Avery-Gomm, S., P.D. O'Hara, L. Kleine, V. Bowes, L.K. Wilson & K.L. Barry. 2012. Northern fulmars as biological monitors of trends of plastic pollution in the eastern North Pacific. Marine Pollution Bulletin. Vol 64: 1776-81.

Further Reading

British Columbia Beached Bird Survey: Understanding Seabird Mortality. BirdWatch Canada. Summer 2009, Number 48.

British Columbia Beached Bird Survey: Assessing Fisheries Bycatch Impacts and Plastic Ingestion in Marine Birds. BirdWatch Canada. Spring 2011, Number 55.

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