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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May
30
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Over the past couple of weeks we have had a couple of 'Rat on a rat' calls, whereby we need to carry our surveillance, set up a monitoring grid and check this grid for the next month - we could not do this work without our wonderful volunteers, thanks for your help! Just sign of shrews so far.  

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May
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 guide saw lots of Manx shearwaters and Gannets and a Risso's dolphin. 

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May
22
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Each Friday our wildlife guides onbaoard Scillion III Ferry point out the wildlife seen from the boat to the passengers. This week the guide saw lots of Manx shearwaters and other seabirds, a basking shark and common dolphins, which one passenger was delighted to see as it was their first dolphin. 

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May
22
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Today we completed our Natura 2000 celebration with a song at Five Islands Nursery 'red' class.

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May
21
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Today we celebrated Natura 2000 Day! 

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May
19
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St Agnes school have taken on the monthly check of 5 coastal monitoring station - thank you! 

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May
18
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Today was a good day - the seabird surveys started under the leadership of Dr Vickie Heaney and the project led a walk on Gugh where we saw lots of great species of seabirds and other wildlife 

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May
18
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Today the full 'Special Protection Area' seabird surveys begin across all the islands on Scilly. Senior Research Officer, Dr Vickie Heaney leads the operation, with Reserch Assistants Will Scott, Lana Austin and Lydia Titterton excited to begin the summer surveys! Find the press release here. 

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May
15
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Today the project hosted a field trip for Cornwall College, Newquay Ecology and Conservation students. We heard a Manx shearwater call from a burrow on Penninis. 

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May
15
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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 many Manx shearwaters and lots of Barrel jellyfish were seen by Guide Dave Curtis.

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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.