Published: 30 March 2015
Our significant colony of guillemots is the largest and most Southerly colony on the channel coast. Due to its importance the waters immediately adjacent to the cliffs was given statutory protection as an ‘Area of Special Protection’ in 1988, serving to safeguard these birds from disturbances.
Unfortunately, interference caused by humans and marine traffic of this colony still continue. We are working in partnership with the RSPB and local volunteers to monitor whether the current level of protection is working and also to assess the type of activity that causes disturbance to the birds.
We are looking for any volunteers who could give a bit of their time to help us monitor the guillemot colony. If you would like to get involved, please contact:
Noel Hughes, Countryside Officer on [email protected]g.uk or call 01803 882619