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A Guernsey Safari – Discover Our Wildlife

From spotting seals basking on rocks to the north of Herm to catching a glimpse of a kestrel at one of Guernsey’s great bird watching spots, the Bailiwick has an abundance of wildlife for all to see. Pack your bags, put together a picnic and head off on a safari around our beautiful islands!

Get your Guernsey safari off to an exciting start and hit the high waters for an iconic puffin patrol. Between mid-March and July, a vast number of puffins flock to our islands to breed. These entertaining birds are instantly recognisable thanks to their black and white feathers, their stocky build, and of course their brightly coloured beaks.

There are a number of ways to see the puffins. You can take a boat trip around the coasts of Herm and Jethou, or alternatively, those seeking a more active experience can join Outdoor Guernsey on a kayak puffin-watching trip from Shell Beach, Herm.

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For those who would prefer to stay on dry land, be sure to visit our fantastic bird watching sites to spot some new species. The Bailiwick has a unique selection of birds, some of which cannot be found in on the British mainland, and there are plenty of protected spaces where these species thrive. A visit to the Ramsar site at the L’Eree Shingle Bank is a must for any enthusiast, as more than 150 different species have been recorded there to date!

Alderney in particular is a haven for ornithologists, due to the vast numbers of seabirds that roost around its rugged coastline. From the aforementioned puffins to the gannets that have recently returned, there are plenty of reasons to bring your binoculars. While in Alderney, keep an eye out for their famous blonde hedgehogs, which cannot be spotted anywhere else in the British Isles.

Of course, when discussing animals in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, it simply wouldn’t be fair to exclude the iconic Guernsey breed of cow. Famed internationally for the richness of its dairy, you’ll spot several grazing around the island’s rural heartland. Be sure to sample the Guernsey milk, butter and ice cream to discover just why these cows are so famed!

Fancy discovering all of the fantastic animal life in the Bailiwick of Guernsey? Begin planning your trip today?