LIVE: Teaching Through Nature

Join the Alderney Wildlife Trust and witness some of Alderney’s most iconic species LIVE on camera

The Alderney Wildlife Trust and See Nature bring to you LIVE: Teaching through Nature, an educational resource which follows the seabird season with LIVE webcams from the heart of the colonies. This offers schools the opportunity to bring nature into their classrooms. Using the dramatic live streams of Burhou's seabirds this project links directly to the curriculum, and is an effective way of teaching science and literacy skills to your class, and encouraging pupil creativity and confidence. 

T.A.G is an exciting project that gives an amazing insight into the lives of Alderney's Northern Gannets - tracking their movements using live GPS tags. You can follow the birds on an online map and see exactly where they are going when they forage the Channel for fish. We follow the birds by fitting miniature GPS tracking devices that use the mobile phone network to transmit their position. The tags last around 6 weeks and are usually fitted in early July. 

Burhou is a tiny island less than 1km long, situated 2km from Alderney’s northwest coast. Burhou and its surrounding environment are a haven for wildlife and they were internationally recognised for their importance to marine and bird life (designated a Ramsar site in 2005). The site is host to around 1% of the world's population of Northern Gannets and the only European Storm Petrel colony in the Channel Islands. Burhou also is home to seven species of breeding seabird including locally important population of Puffin and a nationally important population of Lesser Black-backed Gull. The unique tidal streams, with average speeds of six knots at spring tides lead to this vibrant and diverse marine environment.

The puffin cams are provided free of charge and any support you can offer to keeping them running will be gratefully received.

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Strange behaviour

May 11th, 2020|

The first week of May saw a marked increase in puffin presence on land on the cameras, likely following egg laying recently. Like many of us, the puffins indulged in some gardening over the recent [...]

Puffins hit land

April 9th, 2020|

The birds return to land, but it doesn't all go smoothly  The puffins returned to land this year on Thursday 2nd April – amid much drama as a buzzard was seen eating one of [...]

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Puffins return for 2020 season

March 28th, 2020|

First sightings The puffins were first spotted back on Burhou by the Alderney Wildlife Trust on Wednesday 18th March as the team of ecologists went to deploy Puffin Cam. There were 97 rafting, or sitting [...]