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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Here are the sightings for August 11th 

Outward: Penzance to Wolf Rock; 1 drake Eider, 3 Fulmar, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 13 Manx Shearwater, 86 Gannet, 1 Cormorant, 1 Shag, 2 Little egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Curlew, 41 Herring Gull, 95 Great Black-backed Gull, 12 Commic Tern, 1 Guillemot and 1 Carrion Crow. Also 2 Harbour Porpoise.

Wolf Rock to St Mary's; 2 Fulmar, 9 Sooty Shearwater, 6 Manx Shearwater, 54 Gannet, 6 Cormorant, 13 Shag, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Oystercatcher, 5 Black-headed Gull, 23 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 35 Great Black-backed Gull and 9 Sandwich Tern. Also 8 Common Dolphin, 1 Harbour Porpoise and 1 Grey Seal.

 Return: St Mary's to Wolf Rock; 3 Sooty Shearwater, 87 Gannet, 63 Shag, 1 Black-headed Gull, 2 Kittiwake, 10 Herring Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Great Black-backed Gull and 38 Sandwich Tern. Also 5 Common Dolphin.  Wolf Rock to Penzance;  1 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Manx Shearwater, 79 Gannet, 6 Shag, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Herring Gull and 61 Great Black-backed Gull.

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.