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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This week the guides popped to the islands bird hides to see what was about too.

They were also joined by 'Nick' the bottlenose dolphin on the way back out, not all the way though - Nick is still in St Mary's harbour much to the Scillonians delight. 

Penzance – Wolf Lighthouse:

1 Common Scoter

1 Great Northern Diver

2 Fulmar

15 Manx Shearwater

15 Gannet

4 Shag

c70 Whimbrel

1 Kittiwake

1 Lesser Black-backed Gull

4 Great Black-backed Gull


44 Guillemot

5 Razorbill

1 Puffin

1 Swallow


Wolf Lighthouse – Hugh Town:


5 Fulmar

26 Gannet

11 Kittiwake

1 Lesser Black-backed Gull

6 Great Black-backed Gull

9 Guillemot


Lower Moors:


3 Gadwall

1 Mallard with 1 duckling (Shooters Pool)

1 Greenshank

3 Chiffchaff

1 male Blackcap

1 Sedge Warbler

1 Reed Warbler

1 Swallow


Hugh Town – Wolf Lighthouse:


1 Bottle-nosed Dolphin (with notched dorsal fin) in the harbour

5 Fulmar

5 Manx Shearwater

21 Gannet

1 Cormorant

18 Shag

2 Kittiwake

3 Lesser Black-backed Gull

1 Great Black-backed Gull

13 Guillemot


Wolf Lighthouse – Penzance:


1 Common Scoter (same as am.)

2 Great Northern Diver

16 Fulmar

53 Manx Shearwater

71 Gannet

c70 Whimbrel (same as am.)

9 Kittiwake


42 Guillemot

5 Razorbill

3 Puffin

1 Swallow

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.