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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Thanks to the Isles of Scillys Council Childrens Services for hosting the 'Big Schools Birdwatch' at the Health and Wellbeing centre, where the learning room doubled up as an amazing bird hide. 

We recorded 12 species, and a total of 70 birds, which is pretty impressive in an hour. We also looked at birds nests and storm petrels feathers in the classroom! The second most numerous bird recorded was the herring gull, so seabirds featured also!

Blackbird 3 

Collared Dove 3 

Dunnock 1 

House Sparrow 2 

Song Thrush 8 

Starling 29

Goldfinch 2 

Woodpigeon 3 

Redwing 4 

Herring Gull 13

Chiffchaff 1 

Pheasant 1 


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.