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, Dr Vickie Heaney surveyed the storm petrel monitoring site (boulder beaches and dry stones walls which storm petrels nest in) on St Ages and recorded 10 ‘apparently occupied sites’, which is up from last years total of 9 – great news, one more bird nesting. They have moved back to the islands since the removal of rats. 

 

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Dr Vic is delighted 'stormies' are calling back from nest sites in the boulders behind her 

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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.