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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My late husband and I have been coming to the Isles of Scilly for a number of years, and I am still visiting St Agnes every year with my youngest son and family. I have been out to the Bishop lighthouse before in 2009, and we had the treat of seeing this white puffin. We were onboard the ‘Spirit’ that Sunday afternoon and Juliet Moore kindly kindly sent us this wonderful photo.

 This year we boarded the Spirit again on the Wednesday afternoon ‘seabird safari’ boat trip with Darren Mason. Please thank him for his knowledge and his talk that Wednesday afternoon trip. It was a real treat as I thought the boat trip was only going to Annet, but we went all the way out to the Bishop to see the seabirds as we did in 2009. I had my 5 year old grandson Luke with me on board but he who fell asleep before we reached the Bishop!

I have been a member of the RSPB at Thetford in Norfolk although I live in Bedfordshire, and continue to support the work of the RSPB including this project on the Isles of Scilly.

I hope you enjoy this photo and I hope to return to St Agnes next May 2015 to continue to learn about the important seabirds.

Best wishes

Chris Sherriff


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.