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 largest numbers of Manx shearwaters 'rafting' on the water at sunset before they swap incubation shifts in their burrows on Annet, St Agnes and Gugh has been seen tonight. Over 1000 Manx shearwaters were recorded by the team and local wildlife guide Will Wagstaff, onboard the evening boat trip 'Shearwater Special'. There was one Sooty shearwater amongst the group too. What a sight to see, it was very special indeed!



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.