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
18
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Today a journalist and photographer from ‘Geographical magazine’ visited the project to report on our work. 

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Jun
18
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It was a choppy survey around the Northern rocks today - but auk numbers were definitely good in the chop!

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Jun
12
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This week we had interpreters on both the Friday and Saturday boats - lots of Manx shearwaters were seen by the passengers, and there was a Sooty shearwater on Friday's return trip too!

 

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Jun
11
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Jaclyn held a project workshop for the BSc Zoology students, University of Exeter (Falmouth Campus) who are currently on the islands for their second year field trip. Feedback was very positive and we may have 20+ new project volunteers! 

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Jun
11
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 Project may assist wider species such as Oil beetles? We are finding lots of Black Oil Beetles on St Agnes and Gugh at the moment 

 
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Jun
07
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Today the seabird team headed to the most important seabird island on Scilly - Annet. The number of Manx shearwater burrows which were 'apparently occcupied' appear to have incraesed...fingers crossed!  

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Jun
06
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Stunnning weather, amazing widlife and Manx shearwaters flying past - what a treat for the walkers on todays walk.

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Jun
05
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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 guide saw approx. 400 Manx shearwaters!

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Jun
04
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We also welcome visiting schools to take part in our activities, and today we had a seabird field trip on St Agnes 

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Jun
03
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The team were delighted today that the number of Manx shearwater burrows seems to have incraesed on both St Agnes and Gugh!

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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.