A special place... The Isles of Scilly are one of only two places in England where Manx Shearwaters breed
Under threat...The Isles of Scilly hold 3,000 fewer pairs of breeding seabirds than 25 years ago
We need YOUR help to protect our important seabird heritage
The Isles of Scilly are protected for their inspiring wildlife and landscape. This heritage is highly valued by those living and working here, and is of regional, national and international importance. This rich heritage generates a significant income from tourism so conserving it is vital for Scilly.
One of the most popular ways in which local businesses are involved with our seabird heritage is through boat trips to Annet, the Bishop Rock, the Western Rocks, the Norrard Rocks and the Eastern Isles. In addition, there are 'seabird special' evening boat trips to see the offshore evening congregations of Manx shearwaters, and round the islands seabird specials’.
A wide range of operators offer these boat trips, often accompanied by expert guides.
However, there are many other ways to celebrate our seabird heritage, and there are many historical aspects. See the pages on Seeing Seabirds for more information.
We would also like to hear from local businesses about how seabirds benefit them, whether artists or publicans, retailers or transport. Innovation is a theme of island life, so we are sure there will be ways people have of celebrating their seabirds than we have not thought of!
Seabird boat trip © St Agnes Boating Wildlife Safari