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United Kingdom Scilly Isles
Number of bird species: 436
County Bird - Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
Best Birdwatching Sites in Cornwall & The Scilly Islesby Sara McMahon and Nigel Hudson - Buckingham Press 2008
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Essential Guide to Birds of the Isles of ScillyBob L Flood, Nigel Hudson and Bryan Thomas 528 pages, 152 col plates, b/w illus.
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Isles of Scilly Bird & Natural History Review 2008Isles of scilly Bird Group in Conjunctions with Swarovski - available direct from: Alan Hannington, Lyonnesse House, Lower Strand, Hugh Town, St Mary’s, IOS, TR21 0PS or contact Alan via e-mail at email@example.com
ISBN: 14744937 See Fatbirder Review
Isle of Scilly Bird GroupWebsite
Contact the Membership Secretary: Danni M Hudson - Carn Ithen, Trench Lane, Old Town, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly TR21 0PA - Tel: 01720 422917 firstname.lastname@example.org or the Secretary: Alan Hannington email@example.com
Welcome to the web site of the Isles of Scilly Bird Group (ISBG). This site was launched in January 2001... ...The Isles of Scilly are one of the best known birding locations in Britain. This was not always the case. The majority of birds recorded on the islands during the 1800s and early 1900s were those identified after being shot, the saying at the time being, What's hit is history, what's missed is mystery. Things began to change with the advent of the tourist industry and a growing interest in the birds that reached the islands. Improved binoculars and the arrival of portable telescopes meant that even distant birds could be identified. Although by no means the first person to write about the islands, Hilda Quick highlighted the variety of birds on the islands to a wider audience through her books and other writings. Living on St Agnes, she aroused a wide interest in the birdlife of the islands.
The Isles of Scilly Wildlife TrustWebsite
The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust conserves and protects the wildlife of the islands and the sea. We conserve or restore the landscape and archaeological sites, and provide public information through our Wildlife Trust Information Centre on St Mary’s Quay...
2002 [October] - John HagueReport
Our annual trip to the Isles of Scilly this year coincided with a variety of weather systems, which generally failed to produce the expected megas and rarities. Most of the arrivals appeared following SE winds. The trip was however made towards the end of what has turned out to be an excellent year for seabirds around the islands, sea watching in the right conditions provided a bigger variety of birds than usually encountered this late in the year...
2004 [May] - Will Wagstaff & Phil ReadReport
The fine weather allowed us to start our holiday with a "Seabird Special" cruise. This is an excellent way of getting a feel for the islands as we sailed close inshore along the coasts of Samson, Tresco, Tean and St Helens before venturing out into the open sea to pass Round Island and Men-a-vaur. Star bird of the inshore islands was a fine Brent Goose, an overwintering bird left behind by his travelling companions. We enjoyed excellent views of Razorbill and Guillemots on the rocks, but those keen to see Puffins would have to wait to later in the week...
2007 [October] - Paul Heaton & Judith SmithReport
My 23rd autumn visit to Scilly began at the heliport on the morning of the 6th, greeting many old friends – there is a faithful band of devotees numbering perhaps 100-200 who return every year, so it’s great to meet up again, even though we are all getting older and greyer, and sticks are more in evidence! We soon had our CBs working and were tuning in to the latest news...
2008 [October] - Anser BirdingReport
Isles of Scilly and Cornwall 16th to 20th October 2008...
2008 [October] - Philip AndrewsReport
Lying 28 miles off Lands End, this beautiful archipelago of 150 islands (only 5 of which – St Marys, Tresco, St Martins, St Agnes and Bryher are inhabited) have for many years been viewed as the “mecca” for British birding. Since the 1960s the islands have produced a remarkable list of birds from both the East and particularly the West, including many UK firsts...
2010 [October] - Henry CookReport
Arriving at Dan’s place in Falmouth late on the 1st of October after a dire journey down allowed us all a few hours quality kip before catching the Scillonian III ferry from Penzance the following morning. A fine drake Surf Scoter was present in Mounts Bay over towards Newlyn harbour and was picked out with scopes before embarking on the boat on the 2nd Oct....
Scillonian Pelagic TripsTour Operator
Warmed by the Gulf Stream, buffeted by the Atlantic, relying on sea and air links with the mainland, the unique Isles of Scilly are a world apart. Populated by a friendly community of just over 2000 islanders, sub-tropical Scilly has tranquillity and a quality of life long lost to less isolated places. Exotic plants and wild flowers, ancient cairns and crumbling castles, sparkling white sands by an azure sea - all just 28 miles from Land’s End in the south-west corner of the UK.
Carn Ithen - St Mary'sAccommodation
Situated in quiet Old Town, Carn Ithen has an enviable location less than 100 m from Old Town beach, Lower Moors nature trail and a few minutes stroll to the solitude of Old Town Church. Run by Danielle and Nigel Hudson (Recorder)
Isles of Scilly Tourist BoardAccommodation
This site, provided by the Isles of Scilly Tourist Board, the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, Scotia Helicopters and the Tresco Estate, aims to offer essential information and a flavour of the Islands to anyone interested in visiting.
Scilly on lineAccommodation
All sorts of links to commercial sites including a where to stay section.
Joe Pender Wildlife PhotographyGallery
I am a born and bred Scillonian and have been running a passenger boat in Scilly since 1992 when I took over from my Dad who had the Lily Of Laguna. I now have the Sapphire, which I had built in 2000, which is a 15.5m Kingfisher. Most of my Photos are taken on the pelagic trips I have been running for over 15 years I have become a proficient sea birder and photographer…
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