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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Sep
10
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We have recorded 27 Manx shearwater chicks emerging from burrows on St Agnes and Gugh during evening surveys for the past three weeks evening surveys. We are delighted that numebrs are increasing! 

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Sep
06
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Date with Nature walks start on Tresco today. These 45 minute walks start every hour from 10am to 3pm. The walks will continue until Saturday 19th September. 

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Sep
03
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For the past 2 weeks (late August to early September) the team have been collating evidence of Manx shearwater chicks fledging from St Agnes and Gugh - so far we have recorded 24 birds! 

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Sep
02
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St Martins Fete 2015 

Thanks to all the residents and visitors who came to play the 'Manx shearwater game' - well the children -  adults cant really fit through the 'burrow' to feed the toy chick! And thanks to those who made a badge or anenome! 

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Sep
01
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During  May, June, July and September we record the number of rabbits seen in a transect on St Agnes and Gugh and at a control site on St Mary's. We do this at duck with a head torch, walking a constant pace and recording how many pairs of eyes we see relecting in the torch light upto a distance of 50m. Thanks to all the volunters who have assisted this year. 

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Aug
26
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We are delighted that the BBC series 'Big Blue UK' has used footage from the project of our guillemot and shag chicks! You can watch it here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0684rmg 

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Aug
22
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We are delighted to have been invited to give a talk at the 'Birders Glastonbury' this weekend. 

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Aug
21
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Each Friday a wildlife guide points out the widligfe seen from the Scillonian III ferry. This week guides from the  Oriole Birding Group and DAConway saw lots ofspecies including over 100 diving gannets. 

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Aug
14
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Each Friday Wildlife Guide onboard the Scillonian III ferry points out the wildlife seen. This week Guides Jen and Dave saw 100's of Manx shearwaters on the crossing as they are starting to migrate back to South America! 

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Aug
09
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Today the project delivered fun games and gifts and talked to lots of people about the project. 

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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.