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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Each Friday Wildlife Guides onboard the Scillonian III point out wildife seen from the ferry to the passengers. This week Guide Mike reported lots of Manxies, a Minke whale and lots more. 

RSPB Scillonian III Wildlife Cruise.

Penzance - Wolf Rock: c700 Manx Shearwater, 5 Guillemot, 1 Razorbill, 15 Kittiwake, 1 Med Gull, 5 Sandwich Tern and 1 Risso’s Dolphin.

Wolf Rock - Scilly: 4 Manx Shearwater, 1 Fulmar, 1 Bonxie, 4 Razorbill, 2 Guillemot, c45 Common Dolphin and 1 Ocean Sunfish plus 1 Minke Whale reported.

Scilly - Wolf Rock: 3 Manx Shearwater and 1 Fulmar. Wolf Rock - Penzance: c500 Manx Shearwater, 6 Fulmar, 5 Arctic Tern and c30 Common Dolphin.

 

(MJ Spicer)

 


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.