Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

  • Tape playback shows over 300 000 pairs of Manx Shearwaters bred on Skomer Island off Wales in 2011

    playback in sample plots to estimate the breeding population of Manx Shearwaters Puffinus puffinus on the Welsh island of Skomer in 2011. The paper’s abstract follows: “Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales is believed to have one of the largest colonies...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1203-tape-playback-shows-over-300-000-pairs-of-manx-shearwaters-bred-on-skomer-island-off-wales-in-2011
  • Home of the Manx Shearwater: the iconic island of Skokholm is becoming a bird observatory once more

    written about) islands in the world. However, banding studies were halted in 1976 and shearwater studies switched to nearby Skomer Island, which is managed by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales . In 2006 the Trust took over the management of...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1225-home-of-the-manx-shearwater-the-iconic-island-of-skokholm-is-becoming-a-bird-observatory-once-more
  • Manx Shearwaters get a boost on United Kingdom islands

    announced extensions to special protection areas (SPAs) out to sea around the seabird-breeding islands of Grassholm (2 km), Skomer and Skokholm (4 km) and Bardsey (9 km). Skomer and Skokholm are estimated to be home to over 300 000 and 45 000 pairs of...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/1935-manx-shearwaters-get-a-boost-on-united-kingdom-islands
  • Monitoring Manx Shearwaters, Arctic Fulmars and European Storm Petrels on Skokholm Island

    Coast National Park . The island became a national nature reserve in December 2008. Along with the nearby island of Skomer the island is an Important Bird Area designated by BirdLife International . Reference: [Anon 2015]. Skokholm Bird Observatory...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2385-monitoring-manx-shearwaters-arctic-fulmars-and-european-storm-petrels-on-skokholm-island
  • Volunteer with Manx Shearwaters (and other seabirds) on the United Kingdom’s Skomer Island

    Skomer Island is located off the coast of the Pembrokeshire Peninsula, Wales, and is one of the United Kingdom’s most important seabird colonies. The island supports roughly 50% of the World’s Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus population ( around 316...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2627-volunteer-with-manx-shearwaters-and-other-seabirds-on-the-united-kingdom-s-skomer-island
  • Haven’t the foggiest: light pollution causes more building collisions in Manx Shearwaters

    could lead to improved welfare and survival at breeding colonies.” The building used for the experimental light source on Skomer Island - from the publication Guilford, T., Padget, O., Bond, S. & Syposz, M.M. 2019. Light pollution causes object...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/3287-haven-t-the-foggiest-light-pollution-causes-more-building-collisions-in-manx-shearwaters
  • Book review: “Far from Land. The Mysterious Lives of Seabirds” by Michael Brooke

    on seabirds include The Manx Shearwater published in 1990 (the subject of his doctoral research on the Welsh island of Skomer where we first met way back in 1982) and Albatrosses and Petrels across the World in 2004. So, an established seabird author,...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/3358-book-review-far-from-land-the-mysterious-lives-of-seabirds-by-michael-brooke

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