A special place... The Isles of Scilly are one of only two places in England where Manx Shearwaters breed
Under threat...The Isles of Scilly hold 3,000 fewer pairs of breeding seabirds than 25 years ago
We need YOUR help to protect our important seabird heritage
Thanks and bye to our volunteers Hazel, Adam, Stuart, Alex and Amy. They have helped with a variety of tasks this summer and into Autumn. Stay in touch!
Today we set up our sampling stations, thanks to volunteers Alex, Amy and Stuart for assisting us today.
Thanks to the visitors who joined the walk on St Martins today.
This September the team lead over 40 walks to visitors on Tresco. Thanks to the amazing team who led the walks and thanks to all the residents and visitors who joined us to see over 50 species of birds, invertebrates and flowering plants.
Thanks to volunteers Lindsey and Liam for all their help for the past two weeks. Their tasks included all ecological mornitong surveys, chick checks, 'pop up' pitfall lab analysis, 'Date with Nature' walks and making flavoured monitoring wax, phew what a two weeks!
Thanks to all the residents and visitors who came along to the project talk, and joined our 'chick check walk'.
This weeks trip saw three different species of shearwaters.
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.
Last night Cllr and St Agnes Representative Richard McCarthy and resident birder Doug Bird assisted with the ‘chick checks’ walks.
Isles of Scilly storm petrels helped by nest boxes, games and ‘chick-check walks’