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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Watch the video fo the song on the Project Overview/Video and Audio page! 

They did a much better job at singing the song than the Project Manager(!). The  lyrics for the song, which have great key messages about how to help our seabirds are; 

Manx shearwater Christmas song 

Special seabirds live in Scilly

Special seabirds need OUR help!

 

We can see them from the islands

Or when we're out on a boat

Watch the fly – FLAP FLAP FLAP!

To catch their fish  – YUM YUM YUM

 

Special seabirds live in Scilly

Special seabirds need OUR help!

 

During Christmas they are in Brazil

But in springtime they’ll be back

To dig their burrows – DIG, DIG, DIG!

To raise a chick – CHEEP, CHEEP, CHEEP!

 

Special seabirds live in Scilly

Special seabirds need OUR help!

 

Now we know all about our shearwaters

Let’s help protect them all year round

Don’t drop litter – NO, NO, NO!

And report any rats – RAT, RAT, RAT!

 

Special seabird live in Scilly

Special seabirds need OUR help!

 

Feliz Navidad to our Manx shearwaters! 


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.