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 Council of the Isles of Scilly Holiday club and the Project teamed up to deliver a wildlife activity on Tresco. In the words of the participants - it was epic! 

We headed over to Tresco to be wildlife explorers for the day. We carried out a seabird survey on the boat; a bug hunt on the heath; played ‘wildlife bingo’ in Tresco gardens and then looked fro wildlife from the bird hides.

Highlights of the day included seeing Tresco’s red squirrels at their feed time and a baby red squirrel! We learnt all about how squirrels are declining in their native habitats and need protection. We saw the stunning golden pheasants too. Other highlights were completing our bingo, including seeing three species of gulls, and seeing lots of wildlife species. Thanks to everyone who came along! 

Listen to the interview with the group under the 'Video and audio' tab - head to the right hand side 'Tresco Youth wildlife activity'

 

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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.