A special place... The Isles of Scilly are one of only two places in England where Manx Shearwaters breed

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Under threat...The Isles of Scilly hold 3,000 fewer pairs of breeding seabirds than 25 years ago

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We need YOUR help to protect our important seabird heritage

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Jun
03
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Basking shark ad 400 Manxies seen this week! Thanks to Guides Phil and Hilary.

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Jun
03
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Basking shark ad 400 Manxies seen this week! Thanks to Guides Phil and Hilary, and Dave and Jeff who also reported sighting when travelling to Scilly on Saturday .

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Jun
02
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Today the volunteer team for RSPB Marazion reserve assisted the project by sorting the invertebrate contents of pitfall traps in the Penzance office - thanks team. 

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May
30
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Today saw the first of our Project Officers, Dr Vickie Heaney and Lydia Titterton deliver training in Manx shearwater playback methodology to community members.

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May
27
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Nigel Hicks Photography visited the islands this week and we were delighted to show Nigel and his partner the project.

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May
27
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This week guides Dave and Phil pointed out over 20 different species to passenegers, including a storm petrel! 

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May
26
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Big thanks to Karen Lunan, our LIFE funding montior for visiting the project this week. Read more about her visit here.

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May
25
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Sue Habgood gives us an account of her volunteer day with the project.

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May
14
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The pupils from St Agnes school joined the Isles of Scilly Seabird Recovery Project to support Natura 2000 Day. 
 
In support of Natura 2000 day we did the 'butterfly symbol' to show support with the rest of Europe. 
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May
14
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Thanks to all the walkers who joined our walk on Bryher this afternoon . The feedback was great, with the highlights being the Manx shearwaters calling back from burrows (and learning how a similar project cold secure their future), grass eggar caterpillars and the snowy owl on Tresco! 

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Principal Funders

  • Eruopa
  • Natura 2000
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • DEFRA

Project Partners and Supporters

  • RSPB
In addition to generous support from LIFE, the EU’s progamme for financing key environmental schemes across the continent and the UK’s own Heritage Lottery Fund, the Seabird Recovery Project is also being supported by the Isles of Scilly’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Sustainable Development Fund and the Isles of Scilly Bird Group.