A special place... The Isles of Scilly are one of only two places in England where Manx Shearwaters breed
Under threat...The Isles of Scilly hold 3,000 fewer pairs of breeding seabirds than 25 years ago
We need YOUR help to protect our important seabird heritage
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.