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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In the rain, Manx shearwaters were tucked away in their burrows during the day (sitting on their egg) and called back to a tape player of the Manx shearwater call, to let us know they were in their burrows! This is how Seabird Ecologist Dr. Vickie Heaney surveys the Manxies, and the volunteers were amazed to hear these incredible birds beneath the ground and learn all about the survey methodology. Volunteer Lydia Titterton said 'its just incredible to hear them, I did not know anything about them last week and now I have learnt so much'. 

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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.