Adopt a Gannet

adopt a gannet

Alderney’s Northern Gannetries are the 2nd most southerly colonies in the world and support around 1% of the species’ global population.

With many development sites proposed within the English Channel such as wind and tidal energy, it is more important than ever for us to understand the foraging habits of these magnificent birds.

To do this the AWT is raising money to purchase state-of-the-art miniaturised GPS tracking tags and support our research work on the gannet colonies. The GPS tags help uncover more information on the birds’ lifecycle and their feeding and foraging habits. They may also highlight the potential impacts that marine developments could have, and help us to understand the impacts of fisheries practices and marine pollution incidents.

Gannets often fly over several hundred kilometres in a single foraging trip, with the longest trips an exhausting 800km. GPS tags make it possible to get a much broader picture of how these birds use the waters of the Channel Islands, UK and France to survive.

T.A.G. 2019 results:

You can help us better understand and protect these amazing birds by adopting a gannet 


Bronze Package £16  (includes UK postage) 


you will recieve:

  • an adoption card and a fun facts greeting card as a thank you
  • gannet pin badge

Silver Package £39 (includes UK postage)

you will recieve:

  • adoption gift pack as above as a thank you

Gold Package £59 (includes UK postage)


you will recieve:


  • adoption gift pack as above as a thank you.
  • entry into our prize draw to name your Gannet!

Platinum Package £409 (includes UK postage)

you will receive:

  • adoption gift pack as above as a thank you.
  • an a5 print of a Northern Gannet illustration by artist Adam Pryce
  • and most importantly, you can name your Gannet!

The £400 is the total cost of purchasing and installing one GPS tag!


Your Adoption Gift pack includes:

  • Cuddly Gannet toy
  • Fun facts greeting card
  • A Gannet pin badge
  • An Adoption card


To adopt an Ortac Gannet follow the links above or call our office on +44(0)1481 822935, email us at or visit our shop on Victoria Street.