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; 1 Sooty Shearwater,  1 Manx Shearwater,  1 Balearic Shearwater  c110 Gannet,  4 Com Scoter,  1 Great Skua,  24 Herring Gull,  12  Greater Black-backed Gull,  2  Sandwich Tern,  2 Guillemot. Wolf rock to St Mary's; 1 Sooty Shearwater,  1 Storm Petrel,  26 Gannet,  2 Great Skua,  12 Herring Gull,  24 Greater Black-backed Gull,  1 Mediterranean Gull (1stW).

 Return: St Mary's to Wolf Rock;  2 Sooty Shearwater,  1 Manx Shearwater,  29  Gannet,  2 Great Skua,  4 Greater Black-backerd Gull,  1 Chiffchaff (on board Scillonian 3!) Wolf Rock to Penzance; 1 Balearic Shearwater,  29 Gannet,  19  Herring Gull,  9 Greater Black-backed Gull,  7 Guillemot,  5 Bottlenose Dolphin.

We were also pleased to see the 5 Bottlenose Dolphin one of which obligingly breeched for us.

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.