Uncover The Isles of Scilly Seabird Recovery Project

St. Agnes / Gugh, Isles of Scilly

Catch sight of rare wildlife on the Isles of Scilly, such as Manx shearwaters, As the islands are one of only two places in England where they breed.

75% of the world's Manx shearwater population live on the Isles of Scilly. In the last 25 years, numbers here had been dwindling. But that was before the launch in November 2013 of the Isles of Scilly Seabird Recovery Project, which is reversing the drop in numbers of seabirds having successfully removed invasive brown rats from St Agnes and Gugh.

One particular highlight came in the summer of 2014 when the project announced that the first Manx Shearwater chicks in a generation had successfully fledged from the islands.

See puffins, thrushes, and even a seal pup here and there on the Isles of Scilly. 

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