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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Last night Jaclyn and her volunteer recorded the first three storm petrel chicks of the year of Gugh! Plus five more Manx shearwater chicks.

One of the storm petrel chicks was outside the burrow, it was a fleeting glimpse, but it had ‘fluff’ setting apart from an adult (picture is not the best quality!). The other two were heard ‘cheeping’ in their nest sites.

The Manxie chicks were ‘wing flapping’ outside their burrows, they are getting ready to depart for open seas.

We have a few more ‘evening chick-checks’ ahead of us, so far we have recorded 43 Manx shearwater chicks, and we hope to hear more ‘stormie’ chicks. 


storm petrel chick (poor image in the dark!)



Manx shearwater chick




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.

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