Submitted by GSPCA on 20:43, 18th Feb, 2014 | 0

Across the Channel Islands dead and sick sea birds are being found.

The GSPCA have seen a dramatic increase in exhausted and oiled birds from guillemots to gannets and today a puffin was rescued.

Lihou as the puffin has been called was found earlier today and collected from L'Eree.

Lihou the puffin is currently in an intensive care unit at the GSPCA Wildlife Unit and the team are keeping their fingers crossed the beautiful little bird makes it through the night.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said 'Puffins spend much of their life out at sea but this continued extreme weather has had a huge impact on many species of sea birds.'

'Lihou as we've called the puffin came in earlier today exhausted and we are all hoping he will make it through the night, especially as he is the first puffin at the GSPCA in over 10 years.'

'We really are inundated with sea birds and we currently have 13 guillemots, 1 gannet and the puffin, although there have been many more brought in too weak to save or even dead on arrival.'

'The sea birds we are seeing at the GSPCA are often exhausted and very thin, with a few affected by traces of oil.'

'Currently as well as all the sea birds at the Shelter we still have the two seal pups Trinity and Eden. Both are doing well but between the seals and the many sea birds we are using dozens of fish every day.'

'If you have sand eels, herring, sprats or mackerel or can donate to help pay for some food for them we would really appreciate it.'

To donate to the BIG FISH APPEAL please call 01481 257261 or click here, thank you.

Puffins

Puffins have a black back and white underparts, and distinctive black head with large pale cheeks and a tall, flattened, brightly-coloured bill.

Its comical appearance is heightened by its red and black eye-markings and bright orange legs. With over 500,000 pairs half of the UK population is at only a few sites and they are on Amber List species.

Puffins Latin name is Fratercula arctica and the are from the Auks (Alcidae) family.

Adults arrive back at their breeding colonies in March and April and leave again in mid-August. Some remain in the North Sea at winter, whilst others move further south to the Bay of Biscay.

Puffins feed on fish, especially sandeels.

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The following are events planned for 2014

 

Date

Event

 

17th – 21st February 2014

Half Term and Open Week at the GSPCA.  Our Training and Event Room will be open with items for sale, refreshments and animals in need of homes on view.

 

Wednesday 26th February 2014

Volunteer Induction Evening at the GSPCA from Starts 6.30pm Finishes 8pm

For information on Volunteering please click here

930am Sunday 2nd  March 2014

Cat Basic First Aid & Care Training Course with the GSPCA – Minimum donation of £15 per person

http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/first-gspca-dog-first-aid-proves-enjoyable-and-educational-experience

630pm Thursday 6th March 2014

Dingle Dell’s Flying Visit at the Pavilion

http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/freedom-food-fund-raiser-pavilion-dingle-dells-flying-visit

930am Sunday 23rd March 2014

Dog Basic First Aid & Care Training Course with the GSPCA – Minimum donation of £15 per person

http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/first-gspca-dog-first-aid-proves-enjoyable-and-educational-experience

1st April – 5th May 2014

National Pet Adoption Month

 

Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Volunteer Induction Evening at the GSPCA from Starts 6.30pm Finishes 8pm

For information on Volunteering please click here

Friday 4th April 2014

World Stray Day - Come see our stall in Market Square, St Peter Port

Date and details to be finalised

7th – 22nd April 2014

Guernsey Easter Term Break

 

Monday 28th April – 4th May 2014

GSPCA Cupcake Week

For more details please click here

5th – 11th May 2014

Rabbit Awareness Week

 

9th May 2014

Liberation Day – We are hoping to have a stall at the event in St Peter Port

http://www.guernseyliberationday.com/

Sunday 11th May 2014

Car Boot Sale with MENFUN

Details to follow

 

Wednesday 14th May 2014

Volunteer Induction Evening at the GSPCA from Starts 6.30pm Finishes 8pm

For information on Volunteering please click here

1st – 30th June 2014

Microchip Month

 

Sunday 1st June 2014

GSPCA Summer Dog Show – To be held at Fairfields

Details to follow

Sunday 7th June 2014

Itex Walk – in 2013 we were lucky enough to be one of the nominated charities

http://www.itexwalk.gg/

Sunday 15th June 2014

Fathers Day Half Marathon – Do you fancy running for the GSPCA? To create your Just Giving sponsored event page please go to - http://www.justgiving.com/gspca

http://guernseyathletics.org.gg/half/

27th – 29th June 2013

Chaos Music Festival – Come see our stall at this wonderful annual event

 

Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Volunteer Induction Evening at the GSPCA from Starts 6.30pm Finishes 8pm

For information on Volunteering please click here

Sunday 5th July 2014

Viva Las Vegas Summer Ball & Casino Night Saturday 5th July 2014 at St Pierre Park in aid of GSPCA & Thomson Memorial Trust

http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/viva-las-vegas-summer-ball-casino-night-saturday-5th-july-2014-st-pierre-park-aid-gspca-thomson

19th July – 31st August 2014

Guernsey Summer Term Break

 

8th – 9th August 2014

South Show - Come see our stall at this wonderful annual event

Date and details to be finalised

13th – 14th August 2014

West Show - Come see our stall at this wonderful annual event

Date and details to be finalised

16th August 2014

It’s A Knockout - Come see our stall at this wonderful annual event

Date and details to be finalised

20th – 21st August 2014

North Show - Come see our stall at this wonderful annual event

Date and details to be finalised

23rd August 2014

Donkey Derby - Come see our stall at this wonderful annual event

Date and details to be finalised

24th August 2014

Guernsey Waterfront Marathon – Do you fancy running for the GSPCA? To create your Just Giving sponsored event page please go to - http://www.justgiving.com/gspca

http://www.guernseymarathon.gg/

 

Possibly 30th August 2014

GSPCA Flag Day - Come see our stall at this wonderful annual event

Date and details to be finalised

Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Volunteer Induction Evening at the GSPCA from Starts 6.30pm Finishes 8pm

For information on Volunteering please click here

Sunday 14th  September 2014

Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday

Date and details to be finalised

Saturday 4th October 2014

World Animal Day - Come see our stall in Market Square, St Peter Port

Date and details to be finalised

Saturday 4th October 2014

World Animal Day – PAWS for a pint an event around local pubs, bars and restaurants in Guernsey

Date and details to be finalised

Sunday 5th October 2014

Animal Castle

Details to follow

Sunday 12th October 2014

Car Boot Sale with MENFUN

Details to follow

Wednesday 24th October 2014

Volunteer Induction Evening at the GSPCA from Starts 6.30pm Finishes 8pm

For information on Volunteering please click here

To be confirmed - November 2014

Halloween Style Fun Dog Show & Pet Picture Show

Date and details to be finalised

27th October – 2nd November 2014

Guernsey Half Break Term

 

To be confirmed - November 2014

GSPCA Halloween/Winter Ball

Date and details to be finalised

November 2014

Round Table Christmas Fayre

Date and details to be finalised

Wednesday 26th November 2014

Volunteer Induction Evening at the GSPCA from Starts 6.30pm Finishes 8pm

For information on Volunteering please click here

Thursdays in December 2014

Stall in St Peter Port for the Late Night Shopping

 

22nd December 2014

Guernsey  Christmas Term Break starts

 

Sunday 14th December 2014

GSPCA Christmas Themed Santa Style Dog Sponsored Walk. To create your Just Giving sponsored event page please go to - http://www.justgiving.com/gspca

 

 

To find out about how to become a Member, Sponsor an Animal Pen, our Wish List, Corporate Sponsorship & Volunteering, Events, our Cattery Appeal and much more please click here.

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