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 event runs for two weeks in June and again in September on Tresco. We run six walks a day, dsicussing the Seabird Recovery Project and seabirds on the islands.

Highlights from today's walks with guides Dave and Jaclyn were; Lesser black-backed gulls bathing at Big Pool; leucistic Lesser black-backed gull; a hobby feeding over Big Pool; a cormorant; a male stonechat calling; sedge warblers singing in the reeds; a chiffchaff singing in the trees; pair of mute swans with cygnet; pair of mallards with three ducklings; 3 pairs of shelduck; linnets feeding on sorrel; bees feeding on birdsfoot trefoil; feeding thrushes and blackbirds collecting food for their young.  

Feedback from the walkers included; 'interesting', 'calming', 'lovely' and 'informative' .

Dave and Paul are the guides for the remainder of the week, then Jen and Tamsin take over next week. If you are visiting Tresco and would like to join the walks, no need to book just come along, walks start on the hours from 10am, last walk 3pm. 

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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.