Numbers of Buller's Mollymawks breeding at the Snares Islands
|Title||Numbers of Buller's Mollymawks breeding at the Snares Islands|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1994|
|Authors||Sagar, PM, Molloy, J, Tennyson, AJD|
|Type of Article||paper|
|Keywords||albatross, bycatch, Diomedea bulleri, population change|
In March 1992, we counted Southern Buller's Mollymawks Diomedea b. bulleri breeding on the Snares Islands. A total of 7683 occupied nests was counted and a further 777 estimated, giving a total of 8460 breeding pairs. The number of occupied nests counted in 1992 is 78% higher than the number counted in 1969. Although more breeding pairs were present in 1992 than in 1969, with only two counts 23 years apart, it is not possible to determine the current population trend in relation to fisheries activities.