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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Bishop Stopford school from the Midlands joined the project today. The year 8 group took a tour of the islands learning about the seabirds. Highlights were; 

- using the scope to look at kittiwake chicks 

- listening to 'Maureen the Manx shearwater' calling from her burrow 

- seeing Lesser Black- backed gull chicks being fed by their parents 

- seeing oystercatcher chicks

- building tunnels for Scilly shrews as part of time trials and seeing their footprints 

- learning all about  the islands seabirds

Listen to their thoughts in the audio page, and here they are doing the hashtag sign for 'Maureen the shearwater' we are tryng to get it trending on twitter - Project Manager Jaclyn certainly learnt about social media from the group - a fair swap of learning! 

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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.