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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Today we were joined by BBC's Springwatch ahead of the LIVE show on Thursday. 

The production crew and presenter Martin Hughes-Games, hope to showcase the Manx shearwaters from burrows on St Agnes and talk about the impact of the project. 

What a lovely team of people! We are delighted to host them on St Agnes. Thank you to all the community members assisting the logisitcs of the production, and to Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust for filming permissions. 


Having a break with Troytown Icecream near the Manxie burrows. Presenter Martin, third from left.  


Departing St Agnes to hopefully find Manxies at sea. 


Project team and Presenter Martin Hughes-Games. 

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.