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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The auks, gulls, shags and many other seabirds have now started to fledge, but thats not the end of our sebird survey season, the count now moves to counting 'apparently occupied sites' of the enigmatic storm petrels. Nesting within bolder beaches and in stone walls, play back of their calls is used to survey their numbers and piece of rope makes out 2m transects. 


So if you see the team out and about in our orange hats with blue rope, you know what we are up to! 






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.