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 the team carried out a survey of the storm petrels nesting in the  ‘monitoring bolder beach on Annet’. By using rope we can cover 2m sections along the beach, and then at each section we play the call of a storm petrel and listen for a response, if they call back  then we record this as an ‘apparently occupied site’. We alsofound the nesting colony of Common terns, they had eggs and the first chicks – better late than never for 2017!

Thanks to volunteer Adam Mesaros for joining the team to assist the surveys, Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust for access, monitoring permissions and ongoing support and St Agnes Boating. 

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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.