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 Lydia and Holly guided the wildlife conservation Univeristy students from Exeter University on a field trip on St Agnes and Gugh. Some of the students then joined the team to carry out a Lesser Black-backed gull survey on Gugh - thanks for your help. 

Feedback from the students included; 

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“It was really great to get to hear the Manx Shearwaters in their burrows!”


“Hearing the talk about the project was so interesting and it’s inspirational to see how conservation like this can make a real difference and in such a short time”


“Getting to help on a LBBG survey was such a great opportunity and learning experience!”


“It was very helpful to hear how the team ended up where they are today.”



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.