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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Sep
09
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This weeks trip saw three different species of shearwaters.

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Sep
08
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Today we joined St Agnes school for a 'wildlife treasure hunt'. We went through six different habitats to find the clues to the final treasure at Troytown campsite. During the walk we saw the 'weetabix bird' - otherwise known as the wheater, fulmars, curlew, blackbirds and thrushes and Manx shearwater burrows.

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Sep
02
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Last night Cllr and St Agnes Representative Richard McCarthy and resident birder Doug Bird assisted with the ‘chick checks’ walks.

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Sep
02
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Isles of Scilly storm petrels helped by nest boxes, games and ‘chick-check walks’

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Aug
30
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Todays widlife sightings from our guides included Manx and Sooty shearwaters, storm petrels and sunfish!

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Aug
26
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We have had our first record of a storm petrel chick for 2016! 

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Aug
25
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Today Natural England's Naomi Stratton, Lead Advisor Land Management and Rob Large joined the project to learn about the work and join a 'chick check community walk'.

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Aug
25
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Tonight we recorded the first Manx shearwater chicks of the year on St Agnes and Gugh as they 'stargaze' outside their burrows ahead of migration.  

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Aug
24
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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! 

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Principal Funders

  • Eruopa
  • Natura 2000
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • DEFRA

Project Partners and Supporters

  • RSPB
In addition to generous support from LIFE, the EU’s progamme 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.