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
14
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Today our volunteer Randolph (and Basil) trained new St Mary's volunteer Irinia on how to locate and check the permanent monitoring stations 

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May
13
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This wednesday afternoon's 'Seabird Safari' with St Agnes Boating saw lots of Manx shearwaters and the number of puffins arriving back on the islands increasing. 

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Apr
24
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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 they saw dolphon and over 80 Manx shearwaters.

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Apr
22
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Thanks to St Agnes and St Mary's community members for joining the project today to undertake 'rat monitoring' refresher training.

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Apr
22
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We heard our first cuckoo on Gugh today! This picture is from volunteer Amy Horn Norris last year, could be the same bird!  

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Apr
21
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Today Year 2 Conservation and Countryside Management students from Duchy College, Cornwall learnt all about the project, visiting Manx shearwater nesting sites, learning about ongoing biosecurity and viewing the nesting colonies of kittiwakes and Lesser black-backed gulls on Gugh. 

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Apr
20
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Tonight we saw the first puffins we have seen this back on the 'Western rocks island of Rosevear'

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Apr
17
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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 they saw 91 Manxies, dolphins, basking sharks and even a Great Blue Heron (mega rarity) when here on the islands! What a trip! 

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Apr
17
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Walk Scilly 'St Agnes - Land, Sea & Air'. Today Guide Bob Dawson delivered a walk on St Agnes to visitors , they saw Hoopoe, Fulmars and learnt all about the project whilst out and about on St Agnes. 

 

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Apr
13
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BBC Radio 4 'Farming Today interviewed Jaclyn today on the ISDN line at the Harbour office on St Mary's

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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.