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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During  May, June, July and September we record the number of rabbits seen in a transect on St Agnes and Gugh and at a control site on St Mary's. We do this at duck with a head torch, walking a constant pace and recording how many pairs of eyes we see relecting in the torch light upto a distance of 50m. Thanks to all the volunters who have assisted this year. 


volunteers Randolph and Holly join Lydia on a surevy on gugh

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.