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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Pz-Wolf Rock

Balearic Sh.-  2 in

Manx Sh.- 2000+ out,  700+ in

Sooty Sh.- 3 out

Fulmar-  20+ out,  12 in

Gannet- 70+  out,  35 in

Bonxie- 1 in

Mediterranean gull- 8+ out,  3 in

Kittiwake- 25+ out,  20+ in

Puffin- 1 out


Basking Shark- 1 out (s.w of Longships)

Ocean Sunfish- 3 out

Tuna sp?- 3 out "breaching"!! 2 in

Harbour Porpoise- 20+ out,  13+ in

Comm. Dolphin- 11+ in

Risso's D.- 4 out (3ad 1 calf off Longships)

Minke W.-  1 in (s. of Carn Base)

Grey Seal- 1 out                        NB for above out=am, in=pm 


Wolf- St Mary's

Manx Sh.-12 am (in the Roads!), 1 pm

Fulmar- 7 am,  14 pm

Gannet- 8 am, 25+ pm

Mediterranean Gull- 4 am (entrance to Cressa bay)

Sandwich Tern- 25+ am (Cressa)


Ocean Sunfish- 1 am

tuna sp- 1 am

Harbour Porpoise- 15+ am, 8+ pm

Comm. dolphin- 4 pm

dolphin sp (pos. Bottlenose??)- 2 am

Minke Whale- 2 am ( c.1 km e. of St Martin's moving s. to off Mary's), 1 pm (still off Martin's)


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.