The islands are a great place to explore and here are some of their many attractions:
- Take a boat trip to enjoy the seabird colonies on Annet, Western Rocks, Norrard Rocks or Eastern Isles. You are sure to see seals as well.
- Take a 'shearwater special' or pelagic trip to see Manx shearwater and storm petrel. You may be lucky enough to encounter sharks and dolphins too.
- Listen out for the “eerie” calls of Manx shearwater overhead at night from the comfort of your tent on St Agnes or Bryher.
- See some of Britains largest rafts of shags, they can be seen from the inter-island tripper boats, along with the occasional razorbill or guillemot.
- Take a guided walk around the islands or go to a natural history talk where experts can tell you more about the islands' seabirds.
- The Scillonian III provides an ideal introduction to this special area for seabirds, whales and dolphins. Check the Steamship Company's website for sailings when wildlife guides are on board.
- Evening talks about the natural history on the islands are available on St Mary’s.
- Find out where birds have been seen at the IOSBG information board outside the rear entrance to the Pilots Gig, St Mary’s.
- Visit the Isles of Scilly Museum on St Mary’s. It has an amazing bird collection where you can learn more about the islands seabirds and the work to conserve them.
- Visit Tresco Abbey Gardens, which is home to a unique collection of plants. Check the calendar for special walks and talks run by the RSPB at the gardens every year when you can learn more about islands seabirds and the work to conserve them here.
- Visit the various craft shops and galleries where unique works of birdlife on the islands can be found.
You can learn more about islands' seabirds and the work to conserve them from the following providers: