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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Huge thanks to Martin Harper and Pam Davis for visiting and volunteering on the project. We met lots of community members, delivered talks at the local ‘bird logs’ and a walk for the 'Walk Scilly' event. We also met the partners and set up wider rat monitoring tools on other islands. Thanks for all your input and come and see us again soon.

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Martin (third from right) and Pam (third from left) head over to

St Agnes from St Mary's with the team and volunteers.

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St Agnes school explains to Martin and Pam how they check their 

permanent montioring stations.

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Jaclyn and resident Johann show Martin and Pam where the

Manx shearwater and storm petrel chicks were recorded on St Agnes.

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Resident and volunteer doug Page shows Martin and Pam where 

least adder's-tongue fern (Ophioglossum lusitanicum) grows on Wingletang.

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Pam assists the team on Tresco to monitor rat preference to

detection tools - chocolate, aniseed and peanut flavoured wax.

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Pam assists Jaclyn and Lydia to lead a 'Walk Scilly' walk 

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.