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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Dave Conway explained; 

Today we had a great trip, before we cast off there was a distant Surf Scoter, a close male Eider, a fly-around Sandwich Tern, Great Northern Divers and a flock of Black-headed Gulls.

One passenger was hoping to see Puffins and Storm Petrels. The Puffins obliged with Summer and Winter plumaged birds along with close views of Manx Shearwaters, Gannets, Fulmars, Guillemots, Razorbills, Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Herring Gulls and lots of Kittiwakes. There was a brief sighting of a Harbour Porpoise with most of the bird activity around the Lands End area.

The return trip had around 80 passengers and in the slightly choppy sea we did manage three well plumaged Bonxies and a glimpse of Dolphins that were probably Common.

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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.