Please note the puffins have left Burhou for the 2020 season and the cameras have been turned off.

Check back in spring 2021 for more action on the cameras! 

This close up PuffinCam is situated 2 miles offshore, it is also very exposed to the elements and the wildlife around it.  We apologise for any loss of signal and we will do our best to make sure its temporary when it does happen.  However, please feel free to report problems to us by emailing admin@alderneywildlife.org - thank you and enjoy! 

Close-Up Cam is great for watching one puffin pair closely throughout the season. You can follow the birds from the main cam to a closer view on this camera as the puffins go through their breeding cycle from March to July. Look out for flying mud as the puffins re-dig and shape burrows, and later, puffins bringing back material like weed and grass to line their nest. Later in the season, from the end of May, the puffins will be bringing back fish for the pufflings inside. You might even be lucky enough to see a puffling leave the burrow for the first and final time at night in July! They head straight out to sea and won't return to land until they themselves are ready to breed from about 5 years of age.

Gulls often hover by the burrows, waiting for the puffins to bring back fish which they will try and steal - known as kleptoparasitism. Rabbits also often appear in the camera as they share the burrow area with the puffins, sometimes even leading to a stand off! Neither will be harmed and peace soon returns to Burhou. 

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If you are viewing on Google Chrome you will not be able to view the cameras full screen, please try with another browser if you would like a full screen picture. 

If you are viewing this webcam through a Mac or Android devices please note you may need a Flash Media enabled browser to see the stream.
We recommend Puffin Browser for Macs and Photon Flash Browser  for Android devices.

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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