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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Thanks to RSPB staff and volunteers for assisting the 'pop up lab’ pitfall session today. We sorted through 170 pitfalls, categorising the invertebrates. We are comparing change in fauna and flora prior to, and after the removal of rats on St Agnes and Gugh. We also have samples from control sites on Bryher.

We sorted many woodlice, spiders, springtails and much more. 


RSPB staff and volunteers sort pitfall contents at the RSPB Penzance Office 


Volunteer Dave Parker sorts samples from the 'grassland on Gugh'


Lesser Cockroach from St Agnes 

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.