Pe­trel sta­tions to help UK’S small­est seabird

Bird Watching (UK) - - News Wire -

A ‘pe­trel sta­tion’ has been built on the Welsh is­land of Skokholm to help fuel con­ser­va­tion ef­forts aimed at help­ing the UK’S small­est seabird. Storm Pe­trels are no­to­ri­ously dif­fi­cult to study in their nests, mak­ing ques­tions such as “how many chicks fledge per nest?” a real strug­gle for re­searchers. Now the South and West Wales Wildlife Trust, who own the is­land, have built a nest­ing wall, dubbed The Pe­trel Sta­tion, near to the Quarry, to sup­ple­ment the plas­tic nest boxes in­stalled in the 1990s.

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