David Saunders and Stephen Sutcliffe

Abstract The Pembrokeshire island of Skokholm is where the remarkable Ronald (R. M.) Lockley, the tenant from 1927, carried out pioneering studies on the Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus and, in 1933, opened the first bird observatory in Britain. His scientific papers, popular articles and books encouraged naturalists to visit the island. Skokhol


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