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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Around Penzance harbour before departure we saw:- 3 Purple Sandpipers, 20+ Turnstone, 1 Male Eider and 1 Common Scoter  

In a fairly strong SE wind between Penzance and Wolf :- 1 Great Skua, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 2 Manx Shearwater, 14 Kittiwake, 77 Gannets, 30 Guillemot, 6 Auk ?species, 108 GBB Gulls, 5 LBB Gulls, 3 Shag.
Between Wolf and St Mary's:- 104 Gannets, 1 Manx Shearwater, 4 Guillemot, 1 auk sp?, 20 Lesser Black-backed Gulls,9 GBB Gulls, 1 distant small Skua, 4 Kittiwakes and 2 Herring Gulls.
On the return  from St Mary's to Wolf Rock:- 2 Balearic Shearwaters, 68 Gannets, 3 Storm Petrels, 6 Kittiwake, 4 GBB Gulls, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Guillemot, 3 auk sp?. Two pods of Common Dolphins with 6 and 3 animals showing. A Grey Seal watched us sail past.
Wolf towards Penzance sightings were reduced because of the poor light and dusk. However we still saw 1 Balearic Shearwater, 35 Gannets, 6 Auks, 1 Great Skua, 5 GBB Gull and 1 Minke Whale. 
                                                                                                                                   Brian Craven & David Curtis.

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.