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From Science Daily on 22-Jun-2016 11:50

As part of a national drive to count the UK's breeding seabirds, this summer a hardy band of fieldworkers will be searching two Pembrokeshire islands, Skokholm and Skomer, for the most mysterious seabird in Wales - the European Storm petrel. These islands form the Skokholm and Skomer Special Protection Area (SPA) and are world famous for their seabirds, with internationally important numbers of breeding Atlantic puffins and common guillemots delighting visitors by day, and half the world's population of Manx shearwaters coming out of their burrows by night. But as night falls, the Atlantic's tiniest seabird comes ashore to the breeding colonies among the rocks, boulders and scree slopes of these wild Welsh islands.

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