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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RSPB wildlife cruise, Penzance to Wolf Rock: 1 drake Eider, 4 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 9 Manx Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 86 Gannet, 15 Cormorant, 3 Oystercatcher, 23 Turnstone, 34 Kittiwake, 20 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 49 Guillemot, 7 auk sp and 3 Meadow Pipit. Also 2 Minke Whale, 5 Bottlenose Dolphin, 7 Common Dolphin, 3 Harbour Porpoise and 1 Small Tortoiseshell. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)


RSPB wildlife cruise, Wolf Rock to St Marys: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 201 Gannet, 7 Shag, 3 Grey Phalarope, 1 Great Skua, 7 Kittiwake, 1 Sabine's Gull, 11 Herring Gull, 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Great Black-backed Gull and 13 Guillemot. Also 1 Minke Whale. 14+ Common Dolphin and 35+ Portugese Man of War. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)


RSPB wildlife cruise, St Marys to Wolf Rock: 2 Balearic Shearwater, 390 Gannet, 2 Shag, 1 Kittiwake, 23 Herring Gull, 9 Great Black-backed Gull, 18 Guillemot and 1 Razorbill. Also 7+ Common Dolphin. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)


RSPB wildlife cruise, Wolf Rock to Penzance: 4 Common Scoter (3m & 1f, same as in the morning), 10 Balearic Shearwater, 152 Gannet, 130 Kittiwake, 31 Black-headed Gull, 255 Herring Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull and 6 Guillemot. Also 3+ Blue-fin Tuna. (DK Parker, MJ Spicer)

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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