Update - Frank the Guillemot has his first day on the rehabilitation pond

Submitted by Steve on 18:16, 3rd Feb, 2015 | 0

Just over two weeks ago you may remember 'Frank' an oiled sea bird arrived at the GSPCA.

Frank was found near the Fairy Rink in Pleinmont covered in oil on January 15th.

After a period in an intensive care unit, a number of bathes to remove the oil and treatment he has been recovering well.

Today with his feather condition recovering he had his first dip out on the pool at the GSPCA, which despite the cold he seemed to thoroughly enjoy.


Watch out for oiled birds on our coast - Frank the first oiled Guillemot of 2015

Submitted by Steve on 17:54, 16th Jan, 2015 | 0

With all of the rough weather the first oiled sea bird arrived at the GSPCA yesterday.

Last year tens of thousands of sea birds were oiled and killed due to the sustained bad weather.

Thankfully a number of the birds last winter were rescued and successfully rehabilitated and released back to the wild thanks to the team at the GSPCA.

Frank as the guillemot has been named was found near the Fairy Rink in Pleinmont.

He has survived his first night and is currently in an intensive care unit and although quite weak the team are hopeful.


Blue the Gannet released back to the wild

Submitted by Steve on 16:30, 5th Dec, 2014 | 0

On the 15th October a young gannet was rescued from Grande Rocques that was extremely weak and very ill.

The bird had to be kept under a heat lamp and was placed on a series of treatments and medications.

Also the poor gannet found it extremely difficult to digest food, and required feeding assistance.

The bird was named 'Blue' and after 3 weeks of intensive care and a period of rehabilitation on the GSPCA pool's the gannet was fit enough to release last week.

Sadly the weather wasn't ideal so staff waited until Saturday 29th November.


Harry the cormorant back in the sea around Guernsey

Submitted by Steve on 16:21, 13th Nov, 2014 | 0

Yesterday Harry the cormorant was set free back to the wild.

Harry was found unable to fly on the weekend by a member of public at Route De La Marette.

Annie Janes Animal Care Assistant and Collection Officer went out to rescue him and bring him back to the Shelter where he has been cared for by the team in St Andrews.


Guillemots take no time to get back to the wild in Guernsey thanks to the GSPCA

Submitted by Steve on 16:14, 19th Mar, 2014 | 0

Despite thousands of seabirds dying over the last 2 months the GSPCA can report on some good news that another 9 guillemots were successfully returned back to the wild last week.


Some feathered friends are getting excited about their big day tomorrow

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.


First Guillemots of 2014 released back to the wild today outside Castle Cornet from the GSPCA in Guernsey

Submitted by GSPCA on 13:28, 26th Feb, 2014 | 0

With all the recent sad news of the seabirds that have died around the Bailiwick recently the GSPCA are pleased to report that today 4 guillemots were successfully released back to the wild.

Alan (found at Vazon), Rachael (found at L'Eree), Chewy (found at Chouet) and Dave (found at Halfway) after 6 weeks of rehabilitation and care at the GSPCA were released below the fortification of Castle Cornet in St Peter Port.


BIG FISH APPEAL - Please help support the many sick and injured seabirds and seals at the GSPCA

Submitted by GSPCA on 13:20, 21st Feb, 2014 | 0

At the GSPCA we have had the busiest start to a year with seals and seabirds than the team can remember.

Currently we have 14 guillemots, 1 gannet and 2 seal pups at the Animal Shelter.

As you can imagine they are eating a healthy amount of fish and we really need your support.

From sandeels to sprats, herring and mackerel each animal is eating large numbers to help with their recuperation.

You can donate online through our Just Giving Page, by calling 01481 257261, by post or by popping into the Shelter in St Andrews.


Lady Ga Ga seen and doing well

Submitted by GSPCA on 19:20, 9th May, 2012 | 0

Only a day after her release the lesser black back gull Shelter staff named Lady Ga Ga was seen at Chouet and looking well.  The staff would like to thank Paul Veron for the picture and the update (Lady Ga Ga is the bird on the right).

If you missed Lady Ga Ga's story then read below -



Lesser Black-backed Gull Lady Ga Ga Saved and Released. Read her tale...

Submitted by GSPCA on 11:25, 27th Apr, 2012 | 0

On the 20th April the Shelter had a call to collect a Gull near the Chouet Lanfill site.  ACO Geoff George attended to find the bird covered in some sort of pink building filler.  The poor bird had it all over its body and feathers.  She was in a field near the site with her wing stuck to her body and unable to fly. Geoff managed to catch her and she was brought to the Shelter for some immediate first aid.