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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Friday June 12th.


Outward: Penzance to Wolf Rock; 503 Manx Shearwater, 6 Gannet, 1 Cormorant, 2 Shag, 9 Greater Black-backed Gull, 25 Herring Gull, 1Kittiwake, 2 Puffin, 4 Guillemot. Wolf Rock to St Mary's; 1 Storm Petrel, 12 Manx Shearwater, 4 Gannet, 2 Fulmar, 6 Cormorant 1 Shag,1 Arctic Skua, 3 Herring Gull, 19 Greater Black-backed Gull, 3 Lesser Black- backed Gull, 2 Kittiwake, 6 Razorbill, 2 Guillemot. Also, 6 Common Dolphin and  a brief view of 2 more dolphins which we were not able to identify.

Return: St Mary's to Wolf Rock; 3 Storm Petrel, 12 Manx Shearwater, 4 Gannet, 1 Fulmar, 1 Cormorant, 3 Shag, 1Oystercatcher, 1Curlew, 8 Herrig Gull, 68 Greater Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Kittiwake, 6 Puffin (1 still in imm/winter plumage), 1Razorbill, 10 Guillemot.  Wolf Rock to Penzance; 1 Storm Petrel, 589 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 23 Gannet, 3 Fulmar,  1 Eider (Male),  1 Oystercatcher, 105 Herring Gull, 57 Greater Black-backed Gull, 13 Kittiwake, 6 Sandwich Tern, 5 Puffin 21 Guillemot.


Guides Dave Parker and Phil Clarke


Saturday 13th June .


PZ to Wolf Rock;

sandwich tern 6

eider 1

cormorant 1

shag 4

gannet 55

manx 45

Great Black backed gull 11

fulmar 6

Guillemot 5

Common dolphin 13


Wolf Rock to St Mary's

fulmar 2

gannet 10

razorbill 2

guillemot 2

kittiwake 4

lesser black backed gull 3

greater black backed gull 3


Guide Dave Flumm

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.