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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As part of the project we are monitoring the seabirds on other islands. The island of St Helen's has been kept rat-free for over the last decade by the Isles of Scilly WildlifeTrust. The removal of rats has meant that the burrow nesting seabirds have a better chance of rearing chicks in their burrows. We heard the calls of over 20 Manxieas today and saw puffins nesting! lots of other ground nesting seabirds were seen too. 

Thanks to volunteers Sara, Ed, Lydia and Kirsty. 





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.