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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We have had our first record of a storm petrel chick for 2016! Community member and volunteer Johann Hicks was the first of the team to hear a storm petrel chick on St Agnes, and since we have recorded 3 more across St Agnes and Gugh. They hatch later than other seabirds, so we will be recording them into October. It is impossible to see them in their nesting sites in bolder beaches (this picture is of an adult nesting in bolders on Castle Bryher this year), but we can hear their peeping calls at night. Their survival is due to the removal of the rats, as this is the second year they have now been recorded. Prior to 2015, there were no records in living memory.


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.