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: 159 Manx Shearwater, 34 Gannet, 7 Fulmar, 4 Shag, 15 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull,

43 Guillemot, 5 Razorbill.  Also, 2 Harbour Porpoise,  2 Basking shark, 1 Ocean Sunfish.  Wolf Rock to St Mary's: 1 Great Northern Diver,  7 Manx Shearwater, 

10 Gannet,  5 Fulmar,  70 Shag,  2 Shelduck, 17 Herring Gull, 18 Great Black-backed Gull, 9 Guillemot.  Also, 3 Common Dolphin and 4 Harbour Porpois.


Return.  St Mary's to Wolf Rock:  1 Great Northern Diver, 6 Manx Shearwater, 12 Gannet, 4 Fulmar, 7 Shag,  116 Herring Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull,

10 Great Black-backed Gull,  4 Puffin, 19 Guillemot,  2 Razorbill, 3 Swallow. 

Wolf Rock to  Penzance: 125 Manx Shearwater,  1 Storm Petrel,  6 Gannet, 9 Fulmar,  1 Kittiwake,  14 Herring Gull,  7 Great Black-backed Gull,  6 Puffin, 7 Razorbill, 

14 Guillemot.  Also,4 Harbour Porpoise. 

Dave stayed on Scilly to carry out a land birs survey on Bryher, so in Satuday returned on the Scillonian and made the following sightings;   

IoS to Wolf Rock: 2 Fulmar, 78 Manx Shearwater, 6 Gannet, 2 Cormorant, 9 Shag, 1 dark phase Arctic Skua, 3 Kittwake, 6 Herring Gull, 9 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Guillemot, 2 Razorbill and 1 auk sp.

Wolf Rock to Pz: 1 Fulmar, 52 Manx Shearwater, 8 Gannet, 108 Herring Gull, 28 Great Black-backed Gull, 57 Guillemot, 2 Puffin and 1 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.