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 set up Trail cameras and carefully visit the burrows at night. When we see a chick popping its head out of a burrow we mark the burrow with a stick and reflective tape so we do not record the burrow twice. Thanks to all the volunteers for helping so far. It truly is a magical experience and it is fantastic to know that the efforts of removing the rats continues to protect these birds. 

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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.