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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RSPB Scillonian to Scilly (265 passengers)


Penzance – Wolf Rock:  1 Great Northern Diver, 25 Gannet, 4 Cormorant, 2 Shag,  36 Manx Shearwater, 10 Fulmar, 20 Guillemot, 5 Razorbill, 3 Kittiwake, 3 Arctic Tern and on board Scillonian (actually on passengers’ heads!) 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Common Redstart & 2 Willow Warbler.


Wolf Rock – Scilly:            2 Dolphin sp, 5 Gannet, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Fulmar, 9 Whimbrel, 2 Guillemot and on board vessel/passengers 11 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Common Redstart and 1 Goldcrest!


Return Scilly – Wold Rock:            1 Manx Shearwater, 2 Common Tern and onboard 1 Spotted Flycatcher.

 On St Mary’s:

 Porth Hellick House:       Hoopoe in fields opposite from 1500hrs onwards (DSF, JP)


Golf course:       Iceland Gull, 3 Ring Ouzels, 13 Wheatears, 1 male Redstart, 6 House Martin, 6 Blackcap, 10 Willow Warbler, 40 Linnet & 2 Goldfinch.


Watermill:           2 Swallow, 6 Blackcap, 8 Willow Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, 8 Linnet, 3 Chaffinch, 4 Greenfinch. 2 Great Tit, 1 Blue Tit.


Holy Vale:            1 female Common Redstart, 1 Swallow, 4 Blackcap, 6 Willow Warbler, 4 Chaffinch.





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.