A special place... The Isles of Scilly are one of only two places in England where Manx Shearwaters breed
Under threat...The Isles of Scilly hold 3,000 fewer pairs of breeding seabirds than 25 years ago
We need YOUR help to protect our important seabird heritage
The islands are home to breeding populations of 14 species; approximately 20,000 birds in all. This includes both storm petrel and Manx shearwater for which the UK has a global responsibility. Since 1983, however, populations have been in decline.
The Project had three primary and inter-linked aims which were successfully achieved:
On 13th February 2016 - St Agnes and Gugh was offically declared 'rat-free'! St Agnes school children sang a 'Special Seabirds Song'
First Manx shearwater chick recorded on Agnes and Gugh in living memory
Storm petrel chick, St Agnes (Photo David Price). The first recorded chicks to have survived on St Agnes and Gugh in living memory, September 2015
Volunteer positions for visitors are now closed, but please come along to any walks and talks that may be happening such as Will Wagstaff's or those done durning 'Walk Scilly' to find out about the project during your visit.