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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When walking on the tideline be careful of ringed plover nests. These delightful little waders nests are vulnerable to disturbance from walkers and dogs at this time of year, so look out for signs of the the birds and their distress calls and move away from the nests.  It is only for a short time!

When the chicks hatch, the parents will brood them along the beach away from the nest, they are still vulnerable to marching feet, but the egg stage is the the time when we need to be extra carfeul. 




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.