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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Scillonian Wildlife Guide Paul Roberts tells Project Manager, Jaclyn Pearson why he loves showing the seabirds to the passengers on the ferry.

"Today we have seen around 150 Manx shearwaters and it is really great to show people these amazing birds. The passengers enjoy reading the leaflets and learning on their journey to Scilly. I carry out both the outward and return journey on Friday's and although it is a long day - it is still good fun. I think it is one of the best things anyone can do on a day trip, get out here on the water in this glorious weather and see the seabirds and hopefully dolphins'


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.