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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Penzance- Wolf Rock-

 Manx Shearwater- 180+ (estimate- 60+ feeding with Kittiwakes and Gannets off Tater-du a.m. and p.m.)

Fulmar-                  12+

Gannet-                  92+

Eider-                        1 ( over-wintering male still Mount's Bay)

Pomarine Skua-         1 ( adult still in partial winter plumage- Mount's Bay- Mousehole a.m.)

Kittiwake-               90+ ( only 1 a,m, rest feeding off Tater-du and Mousehole)

Guillemot-               15+

Puffin-                       1

auk "sp."-                30+ (a.m. moving west)


Risso's Dolphin-      12 (inc. at least 1 younger animal/calf p.m. heading east across Mount's Bay while Scillonian docking!)

dolphin sp.-              2 (a.m. heading inshore near St Michael's Mount, presumably Bottlenose?)


Wolf Rock- Scilly-


Manx Shearwater- 19+

Fulmar-                 13

Gannet-                20+

Great Skua-            1 (p.m.)

Kittiwake-               3

Guillemot-             25+

Razorbill-                1

Puffin-                    3


Grey Seal-              1

Wildlife Guide Martin Elliott, picture Martin Elliot - Pomarine Skua 


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.