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 the IOSWT rangers and volunteer rangers were monitoring for rats as part of the last day of the 'winter monitoring programme as we head into the spring, monitoring programme from April 1st and hand the islands back to the seabirds and they heard a Manxie calling from a burrow -well done team, that is the first record of the year, the first Manxie down a burrow?

The birds need to clear their burrows out, pair up and mate and then the males will protect the burrows from other prospecting Manx shearwaters whilst the female goes out to feed at sea and grow that egg (the honey moon period)!

 

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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.