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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Last night Cllr and St Agnes Representative Richard McCarthy and resident birder Doug Bird assisted with the ‘chick checks’ walks. We were delighted to record 4 Manx shearwater chicks outside (or just peeping outside) their burrows on Gugh, and then hear one storm petrel chick  calling  amongst bolder and vegetation. The team continued the surveys and recorded another 4 Manx shearwater chicks. Thanks to Nick Tomalin for the pictures 

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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.