The proposed new sites will be used to protect internationally important species such as harbour porpoise, and seabird species including tern, Manx shearwater
In addition, the project expects to benefit a range of other species, including European storm petrel (Hydrobates pelagicus) and Manx shearwater
These are nesting burrows of the Manx shearwater
, but unless you are here around dusk it's unlikely you will see any activity.
It's habitat is home to the puffin, the manx shearwater
, and lots of other striking and interesting species.
The Manx shearwater
nests in the North Atlantic, the Cory's in North Africa.
The Manx Shearwater
, normally found on the west coast, was blown inland and found grounded and exhausted near Birmingham.
Among the wildlife depending on the area for homes and food are dozens of species of sea birds, including guillemots, razorbills, cormorants, three kinds of hawks, and the manx shearwater
, of which half the world's population nests on the islands off the Pembrokeshire coast.
They are home to many vital species including more than half of the world's population of Manx shearwater
BIRD NOTES With Julian Hughes | A Manx Shearwater
next to its burrow on Bardsey PICTURE: BEN PORTER YNYS Enlli, lying off the tip of Pen Llyn, is known to historians for its religious heritage and to birders for over 60 years of migration recording at Bardsey bird observatory.
THE last of the Manx Shearwater
chicks were ringed on Bardsey recently: they will soon depart for a year on and over the ocean, reaching the south Atlantic ocean before returning next spring.
Displays could feature Arctic alpine plants such as the Snowdon Lily, fascinating birds like the manx shearwater
and the red kite, and the pole cat, a mammal that has managed to survive in Wales and nowhere else.
Anglesey without its charismatic red-billed choughs or the Pembrokeshire coast without the wonderful Manx shearwater
would be a truly sorry sight.