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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Shearwater spectacular!

Remarkable numbers of Manx shearwaters have been seen from mid-June through to the end of July. We think this must be linked to good food availability this year, with numbers of breeding birds swelled by visiting non-breeding birds  - Manx shearwaters don't start to breed until 4 years of age.

A local boatman saw an incredible 1000 shearwaters yesterday, 28th July and similar very large numbers have been seen from a number of the evening boat trips to see the shearwaters congregate offshore.

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.