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
14
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Last night Vickie and Holly carried out a 'chick-check walk' and with the help of Seabird Heritage Volunteer Fran Hicks recorded 2 more storm petrel chicks cheeping.  

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Sep
12
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'Date with Nature walks' on Tresco were postponed due to high winds but now the sun is shining and  visitors can learn all about the project, seabirds and more 

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Sep
08
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Last night Jaclyn and her volunteer recorded the first three storm petrel chicks of the year of Gugh! Plus five more Manx shearwater chicks.

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Sep
08
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Each Friday guides point out the wildlife seen from the Scillonian ferry. This week there were four species of shearwaters seen! 

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Aug
31
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Last night Lydia and Vickie led a 'Manx shearwater chick-check walk' on St Agnes and Gugh. Thanks to those who came along. 

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Aug
30
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Thanks to the Council of the Isles of Scilly for inviting us to join 'Holiday Club' to teach the local children about seabirds and have fun in the sun! Thanks also to Tresco Gardens for wonderful hopsitality. 

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Aug
25
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Last night, we recorded 23 Manx shearwater chicks on Gugh, thats 23 chicks in the first night of the recording season-wow!

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Aug
25
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Each Friday Guides onboard the Scillonian III Ferry point out wildife seen. This week there was lots to see, 1000's of Maxies, dolphines (common and bottlenose) sunfish and plenty more. Guide David Conway event saw a prickly stick insect (not at sea, but when on St Mary's). 

 

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Aug
11
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This week three species of shearwater, three species of petrels and rafts of 100's of manx shearwaters totalling over three thousand birds - what a sailing! 

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Jul
21
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Brian Craven & Vivian Stratton

RSPB Wildlife Volunteers.

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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.