Albatross and petrel populations have declined globally due to interactions with fishing operations. The survival of four albatross and two giant petrel species breeding on Macquarie Island is threatened and ongoing monitoring is essential to assess their conservation status and mitigate negative influences. Long-term studies are required to obtain reliable information on population size and productivity and age- and sex- related survival parameters. The birds' oceanic movements is also being investigated so that questions regarding temporal and spatial overlap with fisheries can be addressed.
Demographic and population data collected for the 2012-13 breeding season on Macquarie Island for 4 species of albatross and 2 species of giant petrel are summarised in the annual report (pdf) and all data contained in tables therein or attached xlxs spreadsheets and access database. Data collected includes breeding census, breeding success, nest location, banding and resight data for the 2012-13 season. The Access database contains data from 1950-2012.
2013-2014 information are held in the 2013-2014 folder, which includes several excel spreadsheets, an updated access database, and a copy of the final report.
2014-2015 information are held in the 2014-2015 folder, which includes several excel spreadsheets, a copy of the report, and updated database tables.
2015-2016 information are held in the 2015-2016 folder, which includes several excel spreadsheets, a copy of the report, and updated database tables.
This project has replaced project 2569 (which in turn replaced project 751).