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 islands walking festival 'Walk Scilly', the seabird walks and talks have been a great success.

Jaclyn Pearson and Bob Dawson Guided the walks and Bob explained;

“The walks went well, we had great views of a number of seabirds, including kittiwakes nesting on the cliffs. Shags were feeding offshore and oystercatchers piping. We learned about the nocturnal behaviour of the Manx shearwater (and storm petrel) and why their numbers were so threatened by brown rats. We also talked about the project and what it has achieved, and how we've moved into the next phase. We looked at one of the monitoring stations to see the chocolate wax block inside. We also looked at (and listened to) the fulmars on the ledges of Kittern Rock and the lesser black-backed gull colony allowed excellent close views. On our way back we tiptoed between the caterpillars of six-spot burnet moths basking on the grassy path.”

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.