Tag Archive for 'guillemot'

Eighty-six dead seabirds collected from Guernsey shore during survey

February 25th, 2014 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

The States of Guernsey Environment Department can confirm that 86 seabirds were recorded as found on beaches around Guernsey on Saturday 22 February 2014. The collection was undertaken to assess the degree to which species that breed around the Channel Islands might have been impacted by the storms in the Atlantic over the last month. […]

Guernsey public asked to help seabirds that are struggling to cope with severe weather conditions

February 11th, 2014 by La Société Guernesiaise

Seabirds are being found washed up on Guernsey’s beaches following the recent high tides and strong winds. The prolonged bad weather conditions mean that many birds found around the island’s coast have found it difficult to find enough food to survive. Shags, guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes have been particularly badly hit as these species cannot […]

MARPOL must ban discharge at sea of polyisobutylene which is killing European sea birds

April 24th, 2013 by Alderney Wildlife Trust

On 22 April 2013 the Alderney Wildlife Trust recovered a dead Guillemot from Braye Harbour in Alderney. This is the first bird recorded in the Channel Islands that is believed to have been killed by Polyisobutylene (PIB). The discovery of this bird occurred at the same time as it was announced that over the previous […]