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  • This dataset contains: 1) count data from a series of surveys of brown skua nest numbers and breeding success conducted from 2008/09 to 2017/18; 2) historic skua nest count data and concurrent estimates of rabbit abundance (1974/75 to 2009/10); 3) stable isotope data from feather samples taken from skua chicks during the 2017/18 season to compare stable isotope ratios between different feather types; 4) stable isotope data from feather samples taken from skua chicks from 2008/09 to 2017/18; 5) a small dataset of stable isotope data from skua prey tissue samples; 6) the nest locations of skuas surveyed in the seasons 2009/10, 2012/13 and 2017/18.

  • This dataset contains: 1) GPS tracking data of breeding birds tracked over the 2017/18 season; 2) Prey remains surveyed at the nests of breeding birds during the 2017/18 season The dataset download contains an Excel spreadsheet with several worksheets. One worksheet contains descriptions of each of the column headings of the other worksheets.

  • Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme Bird Banding records from the Australian Antarctic Territory and Heard Island, a subset of banding and recovery records from within Australian Antarctic Territory and Heard Island. The Australian Government under the auspices of the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme (ABBBS) manages the collation of information on threatened and migratory bird and bat species. The information provided spans from 1953 to the present, and contains over 2 million records. This set comprises records of banding and recovery in the Australian Antarctic territory. Records are also included if the bird was recovered or banded outside this region. The ABBBS site is at http://www.environment.gov.au/science/bird-and-bat-banding.

  • This file contains a report of biological field work undertaken in the Casey region during 1976. It includes work done on seals and seabirds. The hard copy of the log has been archived by the Australian Antarctic Division library.

  • Seabird surveys in January - March 2006 of a poorly known area of the Southern Ocean adjacent to the East Antarctic coast identified six seabird communities, several of which were comparable to seabird communities identified both in adjacent sectors of the Antarctic, and elsewhere in the Southern Ocean. These results support previous proposals that the Southern Ocean seabird community is characterised by an ice-associated assemblage and an open-water assemblage, with the species composition of the assemblages reflecting local (Antarctic-resident) breeding species, and the migratory routes and feeding areas of distant-breeding taxa, respectively. Physical environmental covariates such as sea-ice cover, distance to continental shelf and time of year influenced the distribution and abundance of seabirds observed, but the roles of these factors in the observed spatial and temporal patterns in seabird assemblages was confounded by the duration of the survey. Occurrence of a number of seabird taxa exhibited significant correlations with krill densities at one or two spatial scales, but only three taxa (Arctic tern, snow petrel and dark shearwaters, i.e. sooty and short-tailed shearwaters) showed significant correlations at a range of spatial scales. Dark shearwater abundances showed correlations with krill densities across the range of spatial scales examined. This work was conducted on the BROKE-West voyage of the Aurora Australis.

  • This file contains a report of biological field work undertaken in the Casey region between July and August of 1976. It includes work done on seals and seabirds. The hard copy of the log has been archived by the Australian Antarctic Division library.

  • A collection of at sea observations made of icebergs, seabirds and whales on the BROKE voyage of the Aurora Australis during the 1995-1996 summer season. The data are mostly text or csv files and document observations of icebergs, seabirds and whales, giving times and/or locations. Further supporting information may be included in the data download, or in other metadata records relating to the BROKE voyage (as opposed to the later BROKE-West voyage).

  • This GIS dataset contains bird data from 1998/99 field work in the Windmill Islands by Jonny Stark and Jeroen Creuwels. The locations are Frazier Islands, Ardery Island and Casey station. Polygon data represents the extents of flying bird nesting areas and adelie penguin colonies. Point data represents flying bird nest locations.

  • Scans from one or more field books from observations made at Macquarie Island between 1962 and 1968. The observations were of Royal Penguins, and also of Skua predation and band resights. The following names have been mentioned in the scans: Susan Ingham John Warham John Ling David Nicolls I.T. Simpson Duncan Mackenzie Peter Shaughnessy D. Edwards R.Carrick Merilees Kerry Peter Ormay Schmidt Major S. Harris

  • This file contains a log of observations of skuas collected in the Casey region between 1972 and 1987. The hard copy of the log has been archived by the Australian Antarctic Division library.