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 saw the first of our Project Officers, Dr Vickie Heaney and Lydia Titterton deliver training in Manx shearwater playback methodology to community members. Community members would like to assist the recording of Manx shearwaters and storm petrel surveys on 'their patch' on St Agnes and Gugh for future years. Vickie and Lydia were very glad of the help and Lydia says that community member Joss Hicks (5 years old) found the most Manx shearwaters! 



Community members supoport Manx shearwater surveys 

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.