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 we were joined by journalist Mark Rowe, National Geographic Traveller, and his lovely family. Writing a feature on Scilly for the annual National Geographic Traveller Family issue they joined us at the Manx shearwater burrows. All the family were delighted when a Manx shearwater called back from a burrow on Winglentang to declare its coccupation of the nest site and recent return from South America. 

They also assisted Lydia to set up the rat sign for the days 'mock incursion response', so were aware of the secret mock ahead of the commuinty  - well done for keeping schtum until it was called in! They also joined the wildlife safari boat trip later in the afternoon as saw seabirds and seals. 

Thanks for visiting us and wer look forward to reading the article in Autumn. 

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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.