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;  c2000 Manx Shearwater,  2 Balearic Shearwater,  54 Gannet,  2 Fulmar,  3 Black Headed Gull,  43 Herring Gull,  10 Common Dolphin (including 1 calf). Wolf Rock to St Mary's;  43 Manx Shearwater,  13 Gannet,  3 Fulmar,  4 Herring Gull,  16 Greater Black-backed Gull,  2 Sandwich Terns.

Return:  St Mary's to Wolf Rock; 200+ Manx Shearwater,  13 Gannet,  7 Fulmar,  1 Mediterranean Gull (ad),  21 Herring Gull,  65 Greater Black-backed Gull,  1Harbour Porpoise,  3 Ocean Sunfish.  Wolf Rock to Penzance;  2000+ Manx Shearwater,  1 Balearic Shearwater,  44 Gannet,  3 Fulmar,  77 Herring Gull,  9 Greater Black-backed Gull,  1 Harbour Porpoise.

Many  people were, again  impressed by the great numbers of feeding Manx Shearwaters present and were interested to hear about them.

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.