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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Local resident Merryn Smith has won the storm petrel print donated by local artist and Project officer Dr Vickie Heaney. Well done Merryn! 

Each summer we deliver fun activities for visitors and islanders at the islands fetes. This year we debuted a new competition to win this gorgeous lino cut print. Onto a map of St Agnes and Gugh, the player put a pin in the location of where they think we found the first Storm Petrel chick of 2015 (the first chick to have survive in living memory due to the removal of rats). Whoever pinned the closest to the nesting site won the print, and Merryn put the pin the closest to the bolder beach site near Troytown farm. We are now preparing  to monitor this year’s chicks and will report on how many we record in the next newsletter!



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.