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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Penzance: 42 Purple Sandpiper on Battery Rocks. (DK Parker)


Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 drake Eider, 1 Fulmar, 20 Manx Shearwater, 15 Gannet, 1 Common Sandpiper, c40 Turnstone, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Sandwich Tern, 20 Guillemot, 2 Razorbill, 1 Puffin and 4 auk sp. (DA Conway, DK Parker)

Wolf Rock to Hugh Town: 9 Gannet, 3 Herring Gull, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Guillemot and 1 Grey Seal. (DA Conway, DK Parker)

Hugh Town to Wolf Rock: 3 Fulmar, 3 Manx Shearwater, 14 Gannet, 11 Shag, 1 Kittiwake, 9 Herring Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 11 Great Black-backed Gull and 3 Razorbill. (DA Conway, DK Parker)

Wolf Rock to Penzance: 3 Fulmar, 37 Manx Shearwater, 119 Gannet, 1 sum plum Great Northern Diver, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Herring Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 161 Guillemot, 11 Razorbill and 4 Puffin. (DA Conway, DK Parker)

Marazion Marsh RSPB: 1 Red-rumped Swallow hawking over Longrock Pool. (PA Fraser et al.)


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.