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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Outward: Penzance to Wolf Rock; 1 Great Northern Diver, 1Eider (M), 8 Gannet, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Greater Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull. 32 Guillemot. Also, 1 Basking Shark, 2 Harbour Porpoise. Wolf Rock to St Mary's; 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Gannet, 2 Greater Black-backed Gull, 1 Puffin, 2 Razorbill, 8 Guillemot.

Return: St Mary's to Wolf Rock; 1  Great Northern Diver (overflying Scillonian northeast) , 5 Gannet, 3 Fulmar, 5 Greater Black-backed gull, 1 Kittiwake, 2 Puffin, 7 Guillemot, 2 Swallow flying southwest ( later single bird northeast possibly one  of same). Wolf Rock to Penzance; 1 Great Northern Diver, 12 Gannet, 3 Fulmar, 64 Manx Shearwater, 1 Kittiwake, 43 Guillemot, 33 Razorbill, 100+ Auk sp.  Also, c30 Common Dolphin.


Guide Phil Clarke


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.