puffin in a burrow


More info: Skomer Island together with its neighbouur Stokholm Island, forms the largest breeding Puffin colony in Southern Britain. The island is isolated from the mainland and has no ground predators and so provides a safe haven for breeding puffins.

Apart from the puffins the island is host to a vast array of wildlife including the largest colony of breeding Manx Shearwater. The ledges and clifftops are home to razorbills and guillemots and the gull family is represented by herring gulls, kittiwakes, lesser and greater black headed gulls. There are fulmars, gannets, shags and cormorants as well as birds of prey including peregrine falcons and buzzards. The island also provides an important stop over for migrating birds such as wheatears, swallows and sedge warblers.