Submitted by Steve on 21:24, 11th Mar, 2014 | 0

Many of the team are very excited as tomorrow the GSPCA plans to release nine guillemots back to the wild.

Recent months have been awful for tens of thousands of seabirds who have lost their lives in the Channel.

The first group of guillemots were released a few weeks ago and now Cobo (caught by a dog at Cobo), Geoff (rescued weak at Ladies Bay), Giles (rescued weak at Grande Rocque), Gordon (found oiled on Petit Port), Grannie (found weak at Grande Rocque), Jethou (found oiled on Jethou), Robin (found oiled at Bordeaux), Saints (found oiled at Saints Bay) and Tinkerbell (found oiled near the Fairy Ring) will be released below Castle Cornet in St Peter Port tomorrow.

The Shelter has had a really busy few months and still has the two seal pups and many other birds still under rehabilitation.

Yvonne Chauvel Senior Animal Care Assistant said 'We're really looking forward to releasing the birds back to where they belong.'

'There has been thousands die in this awful weather and we've been kept very busy rescuing and rehabilitating these 9 guillemots and many more.'

'We're still appealing for donations towards the fish for the seals and other birds in our care and thank you to everyone that has already donated.'

Big Fish Appeal for the GSPCA seal and seabirds at the Animal Shelter in Guernsey

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said 'Releasing wild animals and birds back to the wild is what we are here for and with the last guillemots we released we had the stunning back ground of Castle Cornet on a sunny day and it was a lovely sight.'Guillemot release at Castle Cornet from the GSPCA in Guernsey

'When we let them out they grouped together and swam off and as we've rung them and those going tomorrow we will hopefully get reports in the future that they all are doing well.'

'If you find a sick or injured sea bird please call us on 257261 and if you find any that have died the Alderney Wildlife Trust is after the information and always has advice on their website.'

The other birds are still currently being rehabilitated and birds arrive nearly everyday at the GSPCA.  We will update you as they improve.

To see advice on what to do if you find an oiled seabird please click here.

To visit the Alderney Wildlife Trust page for advice on dead birds and reporting them please click here.

To donate to the seabirds and seal pups Trinity and Edens Big Fish Appeal please call 01481 257261, pop along to the Animal Shelter in St Andrews, by post or by clicking the link below.

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We will of course keep you up to date with Trinity and Edens progress and keep your eyes open for pictures and videos.

To see pictures of the last release please click the link below:



Previous stories:

Volunteers Needed - With many injured & dead seabirds the Environment Dept is co-ordinating a count this Saturday 22nd February: 19th February 2014

Lihou the first Puffin at the GSPCA in over a decade is just one of many sea birds at the Shelter: 18th February 2014

With the continued extreme wet conditions the GSPCA plea for owners to ensure their animals have all they need in Guernsey: 14th February 2014

Look out for Fortune the dolphin: 13th February 2014

4 oiled birds rescued at the GSPCA today - Watch out for oiled birds around the coast after the rough weather 10th February 2014

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