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
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
We are delighted to have been invited to give a talk at the 'Birders Glastonbury' this weekend.
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.
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!
Today the project delivered fun games and gifts and talked to lots of people about the project.