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; Drake Eider, 75 Gannet, 1 Shag, 2 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 1 Curlew, 12 Herring Gull, 59 Great Black-backed Gull, 24 Guillemot, 1 Puffin, 1 Skylark and 4 Common Dolphin.  Wolf Rock to St Mary's;  1 Fulmar, 89 Gannet, 16 Shag, 1 Oystercatcher, 6 Sanderling, 2 Kittiwake, 15 Black-headed Gull,

3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20 Herring Gull, 31 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 6 Guillemot, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Common Dolphin.

 Return: St Mary's to Wolf Rock;  1 Balearic Shearwater, 137 Gannet, 77 Shag, 1 Grey Heron, 34 Oystercatcher, 1 Great Skua, 1 Kittiwake, 6 Black-headed Gull,

17 Herring Gull, 86 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Guillemot and 2 Common Dolphin.  Wolf Rock to Penzance;  7 Balearic Shearwater, 176 Gannet, 2 Kittiwake, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 71 Herring Gull, 34 Great Black-backed Gull and 3 Bottle-nose Dolphin.


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.