Last call for final Puffin Parade sponsors as Puffins arrive in Guernsey and could help be a Puffin Postie?

Submitted by Steve on 12:51, 28th Sep, 2022 | 0

Autism Guernsey and the GSPCA are currently organising the Puffin Parade for 2023.

The 60 fiberglass moulds have now arrived on island and we have had 36 delivered with the remaining arriving on Friday at 2pm.

Once all are delivered thanks to Condor Ferries and Ferry speed and we have collected paint donated by Norman Piette they will be handed over to local artists, designers and community groups who will decorate them.

With nearly all sponsored Autism Guernsey and the GSPCA are looking for the final few sponsors and any artists wanting to decorate them.

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Not many Puffins left to sponsor in the 2022 Puffin Parade in aid of Autism Guernsey and the GSPCA so get involved now

Submitted by Steve on 15:08, 6th May, 2022 | 0

In 2021 Autism Guernsey and the Guernsey Adult Literacy Project organised the Goat Trail which was extremely successful and raised over £80,000 for the charities.

Autism Guernsey and the GSPCA are now organising a further parade for 2023 – the Puffin Parade.

When deciding on what kind of statue to use for this event, it was agreed that we would keep to the theme of animals and birds synonymous with the Bailiwick.  Therefore it was agreed that we would use Puffins, although larger than their normal size.

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Historic moment as first ever GSPCA Puffin release with Guillemot friends behind Herm thanks to Island Rib Voyages

Submitted by Steve on 16:03, 29th Apr, 2022 | 0

On the 9th February the GSPCA rescued an oiled Puffin from Lihou, also two oiled Guillemots one called Valentine on the 14th February from Fort George and Tara from Portinfer Clay Pigeon on the 12th February.

With the three birds having been fully rehabilitated a trip today was taken to the back of Herm past Shell Beach to Puffin Bay thanks to Island Rib Voyages

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Pedro the puffin recovering well and less than half the Puffins left for the 2023 Puffin Parade

Submitted by Steve on 16:01, 11th Apr, 2022 | 0

On Wednesday 9th February an oiled puffin was rescued on Lihou.

The very poorly bird called Pedro continues to do well at the GSPCA.

The GSPCA are currently fund raising for a new Wildlife Hospital and to buy a brick or support this build go to – http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/exciting-news-gspca-relaunch-wildlife-hospital-appeal-can-you-help-future-bailiwicks-wildlife

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Pedro the puffin and friends doing well at the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 11:54, 22nd Mar, 2022 | 0

On Wednesday 9th February an oiled puffin was rescued on Lihou.

The very poorly bird is on the road to recovery.

The GSPCA are currently fund raising for a new Wildlife Hospital and to buy a brick or support this build go to – http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/exciting-news-gspca-relaunch-wildlife-hospital-appeal-can-you-help-future-bailiwicks-wildlife

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#GSPCAPurpleWeek Celebrate with us 149 years Pedro the oiled puffin rescued on Lihou

Submitted by Steve on 12:32, 12th Feb, 2022 | 0

On Wednesday 9th February an oiled puffin was rescued on Lihou.

The very poorly bird is currently recovering in the GSPCA Wildlife room.

The GSPCA are currently fund raising for a new Wildlife Hospital and to buy a brick or support this build go to – http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/exciting-news-gspca-relaunch-wildlife-hospital-appeal-can-you-help-future-bailiwicks-wildlife

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2023 Autism Guernsey and the GSPCA will bring the Puffin Parade to Guernsey – Could you sponsor and paint a puffin?

Submitted by Steve on 15:25, 28th Jan, 2022 | 0

2021 Guernsey saw the Guernsey Goat Trail which was hugely popular and brought smiles and fun to many islanders and visitors.

Autism Guernsey and the GSPCA are delighted to be working together to bring a Puffin Parade to Guernsey in 2023.

Both charities are looking for businesses to sponsor a puffin and artists to decorate them.  This is a real community project and we invite groups, schools, individuals and professional artists to join in this initiative and paint a puffin. 

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GSPCA devastated as Oscar Puff the oiled puffin dies

Submitted by Steve on 17:59, 17th Dec, 2021 | 0

The GSPCA were devasted recently as despite making it through the first two days Oscar Puff passed away.

The signs and symptoms sadly displayed were that of a bird that ingested too much oil and despite around the clock intensive care and treatment we were unable to save the stunning tiny little seabird.

Puffins are incredibly difficult to rehabilitate and when they arrived covered in oil it is almost impossible as they try to clean themselves and the ingested oil poisons them from the inside.

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Stormy weather casualty Oscar Puff the Puffin the first rescued since 2014

Submitted by Steve on 13:32, 9th Dec, 2021 | 0

The recent stormy weather has caused many casualties over recent weeks, but today the GSPCA were called out to a rare bird on our coast at this time of year.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “Earlier today one of our GSPCA Ambulance Drivers were called out to Grandes Rocques to rescue a bird that we only really see around Herm or Alderney during the summer months.”

“The bird we rescued today is a really poorly puffin a bird that during the winter months live far out at see as they only come on land to nest.”

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Lihou the first Puffin at the GSPCA in over a decade is just one of many sea birds at the Shelter

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.

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