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; 2 Great-Northern Divers, 112 Gannet, 258 Manx Shearwater, 7 Fulmar, 3 Cormorant, 5 Shag, 1 Eider,  7 Kittiwake, 

4 Herring Gull, 5 Greater Black-backed Gull,   2 Puffin, 11 Razorbill,  23 Guillemot, and 2 Harbour Porpoise. 

Wolf Rock to St Mary's;  7 Gannet, 1 Fulmar,  5 Cormorant,  51 Shag,  1 Oystercatcher,   8 Herring Gull, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull,  

13 Greater Black-backed Gull and 1 Grey Seal.


Return: St Mary's to Wolf Rock;  5 Great-Northern Diver,  13 Gannet,  12 Manx Shearwater,  2 Fulmar,  3 Kittiwake,  8 Herring Gull, 

1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 58 Greater Black-backed Gull, , 1 Puffin,  3 Guillemot,  3 Auk Sp, 1 Swallow and 2 Grey Seal. 

Wolf Rock to Penzance; 25 Gannet,  5 Fulmar, 2 Shag, 1 Great Skua,  9 Kittiwake,  3 Herring Gull,  9 Greater Black-backed Gull,  1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Puffin,  4 Razorbill

 64 Guillemot and 7 Auk Sp.


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.