Tag Archive for 'marine birds'

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 Environment Department requests reports of dead seabirds

February 22nd, 2014 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

The States of Guernsey Environment Department organised a count of seabirds washed-up dead around Guernsey’s coast on Saturday 22 February 2014. By 6 p.m. 79 dead seabirds, including guillemots, razorbills, shags, puffins and a great northern diver had been collected from the Guernsey shore and brought to the central collection point at Cobo kiosk car […]

The International Wader Study Group requests help studying a shore bird called the sanderling

September 8th, 2011 by Glyn Young

The International Wader Study Group is asking birdwatchers and interested people to help with a study of sanderlings, Calidris alba. Anyone visiting beaches or other intertidal areas can help the International Wader Study Group with their research.

Guernsey’s Environment Department organises coastal clean-up campaign

July 7th, 2011 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

Following the success of the first Guernsey Coastal Clean-up campaign last year the States of Guernsey Environment Department is organising the campaign again for 2011. The Coastal Clean-up will be held over the weekends of 16 and 17 July and 23 and 24 July 2011. The first Guernsey Coastal Clean-up in 2010 was part of […]

Northern gannets on Les Etacs off the coast of Alderney may focus on different areas in search for food

July 1st, 2011 by Louise Soanes

A recent pilot project conducted by the University of Liverpool, with the support of the Alderney Wildlife Trust, The British Trust for Ornithologists and funded by the Alderney Commission for Renewable Energy (ACRE) attached GPS data loggers to 23 gannets, Morus bassanus, breeding on Les Etacs, Alderney. Within six days 17 loggers had been retrieved, […]

Guernsey Conservation Volunteers clear Portinfer beach during Beachwatch

September 25th, 2010 by Guernsey Conservation Volunteers

On 19 September 2010 during Beachwatch weekend the Guernsey Conservation Volunteers cleared litter from Portinfer beach on Guernsey’s north-west coast. One volunteered found deflated party balloons with a straggle of ribbon attached.  If released, lighter-than-air helium balloons can travel great distances.  Balloons that settle on the sea may be ingested by marine turtles and cetaceans, […]

The secret lives of our sea birds

September 15th, 2010 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

Next time you’re on Cobo enjoying a bag of chips take another look at that gull eagerly watching you. If it’s got a coloured ring on its leg this bird is part of a study to understand more about the habits and movements of sea birds. Note the number, let one of the ornithologists know […]