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Watching puffins on Burhou island
Puffin Cam
The camera gives a view into the private lives of puffins

Launched in 2009 the Alderney Wildlife Trust's Puffin Cam shows the everyday lives of the puffins on Burhou.

The webcam allows a glimpse into the heart of the puffin colony bird sanctuary island.

Roland Gauvain, manager of the trust said: "The project is to involve people of all ages and encourage them to learn more about the stunning seabirds."

The camera is part of a project between the trust and South East Grid for Learning (SEGfL).

The camera is located on Burhou's south eastern side facing the island's main puffin colony and takes still images which are broadcast live on the Puffin Cam website and video which is sent back to SEGfL and the highlights are later posted on the website.

As well as this the site features video clips with puffin experts and information on the birds and their habitats.

Roland said: "The best time to check out 'Puffin Cam' is during the afternoon and early evening and from June onwards you may see adults returning with beaks full of fish and sand eels for their young."





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