MANXSHEARWATER.CO.UK
 
OVERVIEW

This site is dedicated to the preservation of the Manx Shearwater on the Isle of Rum.

The Manxie is a medium sized sea bird.  They can be seen around the West coast of Britain from April to October during both migration and foraging.

Rum was once home to one-quarter to one-third of the world’s population but this number has greatly reduced in recent years, mainly through predation by the non-native brown rat.

Team Shearwater through contract to Scottish Natural Heritage and under the leadership of Andrew Ramsay work to monitor and preserve the species on the island.

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SAVE OUR SHEARWATERS
MANXIES ON AUTUMNWATCH

Each Autumn many wayward Manx Shearwater fledglings are recovered in and around the coastal town of Mallaig for release the following day.






BBC Autumnwatch recently despatched wildlife presenter Gordon Buchanan to follow the tireless efforts of our very own Martin Carty. 


For more information or to watch the segment, click here

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