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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Jul
07
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The largest numbers of Manx shearwaters 'rafting' on the water at sunset before they swap incubation shifts in their burrows on Annet, St Agnes and Gugh has been seen tonight. Over 1000 Manx shearwaters were recorded by the team and local wildlife guide Will Wagstaff, onboard the evening boat trip 'Shearwater Special'. There was one Sooty shearwater amongst the group too. What a sight to see, it was very special indeed!

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Jul
07
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Each Friday a Wildlife Guide points out wildlife seen from the Scillonian III ferry. This week Guides Jenny Parker and  David Conway saw lots of Manxies, gannets, and Sunfish. 

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Jul
03
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Each Friday, Guides point out the widlife seen from the Scillonian. This week Guides Nic and Clare saw Manxies, a Bonxie, Dolphins and a Sunfish! 

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Jun
29
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When 'stormies' call back from 'apparently occupied sites' in bolder beaches, their wonderful purr or chatter can only make the surveyor smile! These are simply imcredible seabirds. 

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Jun
29
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The auks, gulls, shags and many other seabirds have now started to fledge, but thats not the end of our sebird survey season, the count now moves to counting 'apparently occupied sites' of the enigmatic storm petrels. Nesting within bolder beaches and in stone walls, play back of their calls is used to survey their numbers and piece of rope makes out 2m transects. 

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Jun
29
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Each Friday our wildlife guides onboard Scillion III Ferry point out the wildlife seen from the boat to the passengers. This week the guides saw lots of Manx shearwaters and sunfish - the worlds heaviest bony fish! See great pictures of sunfish from Sapphire Boating recent outing!  at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=696390403827741&set=pcb.696390620494386&type=1&theater 

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Jun
23
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Laszlo and Tommy from the Commision and LIFE funding Monitor Karen, all visited the project for the past two days. Feedback was positive regards our hard work so far! 

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Jun
21
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Thanks to all the guides who led over 50 walks for the past two weeks in June. We are crunching the numbers for how many people joined the walks, but it certainly looks like feedback was great! 

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Jun
19
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Today we were joined by a German TV crew to film the project as part of a 'paradise islands' documentary. We hope they got our best sides, the seabirds need not worry, they always look good. 

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Jun
19
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Each friday, Guides onboard the Scillonian III point out wildife to passengers. This week it was a great mix of seabirds and jellyfish! 

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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.