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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Today the project was filmed by BBC 'Countryfile'. Presenter Ellie Harrison visited the islands and the whole crew got stuck in with the project, learning why this project is so important for our seabirds.

The day started filming Five Islands School primary ‘yellow’ class field trip to see seabirds. We took a boat trip with St Agnes Boating to see our wonderful seabirds around Annet  and the western rocks. Seabird Ecologist Vickie Heaney then explained the importance of the ongoing seabird surveys. Rose Felton from Covean Guest House explained why she is a community ‘seabird ambassador’ and what the project means to the community. Biz Bell and the IOSWT then carried out incursion response baiting on Annet, IOSWT have been keeping the uninhabited islands rat-free for over 17years.

The crew were a lovely team and we look forward to seeing the results of the footage on BBC Countryfile BBC one Sunday 20th April (Easter Sunday) please tune in! 




Principal Funders

Project Partners

  • RSPB
In addition to generous support from LIFE, the EU’s program 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.