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 project delivered seabird activities to Five Islands school today, as part of their 'activity week'

We carried out a seabird and landbird survey, bioblitz looking for all the wildlife which lives around the Manx shearwater nesting sites, 'storm petrel game' and even surveys for Manx shearwaters at the burrow. Unfortunately, none of the shearwaters down the burrows on Penninis, St Mary's called back and there was no sign that the shearwaters were still there (cobwebs over the entrances, no faeces or feathers) which led us to think the young have been eaten by rats - sad, but we felt hopeful for the chicks still currently in their burrows on St Agnes and Gugh! 




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.