THE formation of a Bird Observatory at Skokholm, off the South Wales coast, has provided opportunities for testing the homing capacities of various nesting sea-birds, after the manner of Watson and Lashley [8] with other sea-birds, and more recently Ruppell [5-7] with many land-birds, and Goethe [1] with Herring-Gulls. In the present experiments three hole-nesting species, the Manx Shearwater (Puf...

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