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 the visitors and residents who joined the projects seabird walk learnt about day one of the full SA seabird surveys as the research team had also headed to St Agnes and Gugh to begin their surveys.

We visited the Manx shearwater burrows on Gugh. We also learnt about the Lesser black-backed gull colony which nest on Gugh, and the kittiwake colony which is nesting on St Agnes. We were lucky enough to see the following other species too; Common Crane flew over Gugh and onwards to Agnes; two cuckoos in chase; many wading birds; shelduck;  grass eggar caterpillars; six-spot burnet moth caterpillars; humming-bird hawk moths -  plus much more!

 

Feedback from the walkers included;

Excellent, great, brilliant and inspirational! 

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Feedback from seabird walk 18th May 2015 with Guide Jaclyn Pearson

Visitors on walk: 11

No. of visitors completing feedback forms: 10

Question 1. How much have you enjoyed your guided walk or talk today? Please score 1 (low) 10 (high)

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Question 2. How well do you understand what the Seabird Project is trying to do?

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Question 3. What three words describe your experience today?

Three most popular words as shown here in this word cloud were; informative, inspiring and educational

 

Question 4: What did you learn most about the seabirds on the Isles of Scilly today?

Project is working to protect Manx shearwaters  

Migration of Manx shearwaters  

Lifecycle of Manx shearwater

Interconnection between species and habitat

Important to identify ways of preventing predators enabling safe breeding of Manx shearwaters

Information about the whole environment we walked around

Project aims and progress , problems and exiting moments

Interest between species of flora and fauna

All about the Manx shearwaters, Lesser Black-backed gull and kittiwakes  

About invertebrates  

Nature at its best

Question 5. What suggestions or comments do you have, if any, about your experience or how to improve it?

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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.