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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Project Officer Lydia Titterton visited the island of Lundy (Bristol Channel) to help install Manx Shearwater nest boxes and to learn how we can further help our nesting Manxies on St Agnes and Gugh. Lundy and Scilly are the only two places in England where Manx shearwaters and storm petrels breed - so we have a good connection! Lundy became rat free 12 years ago, and their population of nesting Manx shearwaters has increased by over 250%, we hope to achieve similar results in years to come!

It was Lydia's first time to Lundy and she says "I was absolutely blown away by the amount of Shearwater burrows they have and hopefully this summer some of the birds will check out the new nest boxes. Thanks to the team there for making me feel welcome."

Thanks to Lundy Field Society volunteer Robert for use of the photos. 

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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.