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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Penzance to the Wolf Rock Lighthouse


367, Gannets, 24 Great Black-backed Gulls, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 37 Razorbills, 7, Guillemots, I Little Egret, 9, Common Scoter, 

5 Balearic Shearwaters,  1, Manx Shearwater, 3, Sooty Shearwaters,  1 Meadow Pipit,  2, Common Buzzards and a Peregrine Falcon in Lamorna Cove,  8 Common Dolphins.


Wolf Rock Lighthouse to the Isles of Scilly


143, Gannets, 2, Great Black-backed Gulls, 1 Kittiwake,  2, Atlantic Grey Seals, 6 Harbour Porpoise.


On the return journey from the Isles of Scilly to Penzance the wind became quite fresh, but it was sunny producing a stunning sunset from the stern of the Scillonian 111.


Isles of Scilly to the Wolf Rock Lighthouse


1 Arctic Skua ( a juvenile) chasing Sandwich Terns which was quite a spectacle for the birders on board, 5 Sandwich Terns, 202, Gannets,

1, Common Gull, 2 Sooty Shearwaters,  2, Great Black-backed Gulls, 3, Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1, Storm Petrel, 10, Common Dolphins,


Wolf Rock Lighthouse to Penzance


143, Gannets, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1, Great Skua, 1, Kittiwake, 18 Great Black-backed Gulls, 1 Razorbill, 1, Grey Phalarope, 2, Common Dolphins.


Kind Regards


Vivian Stratton

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.