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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The shrew sign we recorded was quite incredible. In one station Jaclyn had 8 shrews in a grass nest they had dragged inside. One shrew jumped across Jaclyn’s hand and posed for a quick picture, and one ran into her hat which was laid on the ground and then back into the nest. Sorry shrews - we need that hat for work, but you are more than welcome to nest in the permanent monitoring station. Here is a chocolate wax block which a shrew has very much taken to, it is very obliging that they gnaw on the wax as it keeps us on our toes looking for rat teeth marks. 

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Rebecca arrives to check stations 

IMG_6865-001.JPG winter hats are back out 

IMG_6837.JPG which make a good home for shrews as they run out of monitoring stations!

IMG_6839.JPG Sorry we need the hat back, but you can live in the monitoring stations  

IMG_6860-001.JPG and nibble the chocloate wax to keep us on our toes looking for rat teeth marks 

IMG_6849.JPG This one obligingly jumped onto Jaclyns hand for a picture before heading back into the station where it had made a cosy grass nest!


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.