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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P8070218.JPGBronze Age Activity on Gugh

We started by looking at the kittiwakes and their chicks on the cliffs, using a telescope on the quay. Then we learned about how seabirds were valuable in the Bronze Age for food, oil and feathers. Although seabirds are often accessible and nest in large numbers, the abundance is seasonal, so we also talked about how food might be stored over the winter. Photo courtesy of the Isles of Scilly AONB Partnership.


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.