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 the Duchy of Cornwall for landing Jaclyn and volunteer Tristan on the island, and thanks to Trinity House for permission to inspect the island, which although managed by IOSWT, has restricted access due to the Lighthouse operations. 

Jaclyn gave the islands the all clear - no sign of rats. Chocolate monitoring blocks were put out.

Jaclyn also discovered an old storm petrel egg (which had not hatched in summer) in one of the dry stone walls - hopefully the parent will return and have more success this year. Their odds are good with the absence of rats. 


Jaclyn puts out monitoring blocks


The steps on arrival

IMG_7343.JPG View from the top of the steps - quite a climb!

IMG_7385.JPG Round Island Lighthouse 


Storm petrel egg (tiny) in old dry stone wall which used to enclose the Lighthouse Keepers garden


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.