Our Surveys

A range of long term surveys take place across the Channel Island’s Ramsar Sites. This allows the site managers to monitor the state of habitats and species within the sites and make well informed management decisions. Below is a table of the ongoing surveys in our Ramsar sites.

PLEASE NOTE – This page is still under development and the current survey list only includes surveys undertaken by Alderney Wildlife Trust.

Photo credit: Survey - AWT Staff, Grey Seal - AWT Staff, Green Ormer  - AWT Staff
Survey Target Method Location Organisation Contact
Grey Seal Census, photo ID Alderney WCABI AWT ramsar@alderneywildlife.org
Green Ormer Population, Tagging Alderney WCABI AWT ramsar@alderneywildlife.org
Crab spp Species composition, population dynamics Alderney WCABI AWT ramsar@alderneywildlife.org
Northern Gannet Census, productivity random, productivity repeated, anthropogenic materials, Track-a-Gannet Alderney WCABI AWT ramsar@alderneywildlife.org
Atlantic Puffin Census, productivity, kleptoparasitism Alderney WCABI AWT ramsar@alderneywildlife.org
Common Tern Census, productivity Alderney WCABI AWT ramsar@alderneywildlife.org
Shag Census Alderney WCABI AWT ramsar@alderneywildlife.org
Coromrant Census Alderney WCABI AWT ramsar@alderneywildlife.org
Fulmar Census, productivity Alderney WCABI AWT ramsar@alderneywildlife.org
Subtidal fauna BRUV Alderney WCABI AWT ramsar@alderneywildlife.org
Intertidal zone Shoresearch, phase 1 & 2 habitat surveys Alderney WCABI AWT marine@alderneywildlife.org
Subtidal habitat Seasearch volunteer surveys, drop down camera, tow-sonar Alderney WCABI Volunteers, Seasearch marine@alderneywildlife.org
Eelgrass Mooring survey, extent Alderney, Guernsey BEEP marine@alderneywildlife.org
Ringed Plover Census, productivity, disturbance Alderney WCABI AWT ecologist@alderneywildlife.org
Lesser Black-backed Gull Census Alderney WCABI AWT ramsar@alderneywildlife.org
Shore Birds WeBs Alderney WCABI AWT ramsar@alderneywildlife.org
Herring Gull Census Alderney WCABI AWT ramsar@alderneywildlife.org
Guillimot Census, productivity Alderney WCABI AWT ramsar@alderneywildlife.org
Razorbill Census, productivity Alderney WCABI AWT ramsar@alderneywildlife.org
Rat Presence, control Alderney WCABI AWT ramsar@alderneywildlife.org
Bat Bailliwick Bat Survey Alderney, Guernsey BTO, AWT ecologist@alderneywildlife.org
Climate change indicator Cor.bif repeat survey Alderney WCABI AWT marine@alderneywildlife.org
Plankton Planktoscope Alderney WCABI AWT marine@alderneywildlife.org
Cetaceans F-pods Alderney JMR, AWT marine@alderneywildlife.org
Cetaceans Seawatch surveys Alderney AWT marine@alderneywildlife.org
Commercial Fish Species Fish Intel Acoustic Monitoring Alderney JMR, AWT ramsar@alderneywildlife.org

Key:

AWT – Alderney Wildlife Trust

Alderney WCABI – Alderney West Coast And Burhou Island Ramsar Site

BTO – British Trust for Ornithology

JMR – Jersey Marine Resources