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; 97 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater,  32 Gannet, 11 Fulmar, 5 Dunlin, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Greater Black - backed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull. Wolf Rock to St Mary's; 5 Storm Petrel,  26 Manx Shearwater, 50 Gannet, 9 Fulmar, 3 Shag, 2 Cormorant, 1 Great Skua, 11 Herring Gull,  8 Greater Black - backed Gull.  Also 3 Common Dolphin.


Return: St Mary's to Wolf Rock; 16 Manx Shearwater, 123 Gannet, 7 Fulmar,  23 Herring Gull, 1  Lesser Black - backed Gull, 24 Greater Black - backed Gull, 2 Kittiwake, 1 Meditteranean Gull. Also 10 (minimum) Common Dolphins.  4 Guillemot. Wolf Rock to Penzance; 130 Manx Shearwater, 112 Gannet, 5 Fulmar, 2 Shag,      1 Great Skua, 11 Herring Gull, 9 Greater Black-backed Gull, 1 Kittiwake,  2 Puffin.


 Dave Parker and 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.