August 14, 2020

A selection of photos from some of our August trips, including two Sabine's Gulls, an Arctic Skua and a gorgeous Porbeagle Shark, caught by 10 year old Will! All sharks are tagged and released as part of conservation programmes in the USA. Wilson's Petrels continue to...

August 6, 2020

Zino’s Petrel, Isles of Scilly, 30th July 2020. An evocative image of a Zino’s in British waters
(© Danni & Zac Hinchcliffe)

Zino’s Petrel is among the rarest of all seabirds in the world, with perhaps 80–85 pairs breeding exclusively on Madeira Island, and 300 individu...

July 28, 2020

Monday 27th July produced the 'perfect' conditions for our big three target species, bringing us more Wilson's Petrels and our first big shearwaters of the year, with Cory's Shearwater and Great Shearwater both performing well. In total, we had:

- 4 Wilson's Petrels

- 15...

July 8, 2020

Yesterday evening (Tuesday 7th July) saw our first pelagic of season - and we've already found our first Wilson's Petrel of the year! This was a large example of the species; large birds breed the farthest south along Antarctic coastline and in the Scotia Sea, either s...

June 21, 2020

 Britains 2nd Scopoli's Shearwater, seen from Scilly Pelagics on the 11th July 2019. Photographed by Joe Pender.

We saw 5 Cory's Shearwaters that evening; a smallish one drew our attention, and whilst it remained mid-distant (therefore we didn't see the whitish 'tongue...

October 29, 2019

This is a photographic summary of the main seabird and cetacean sightings from our 2019 pelagic season to early September, illustrated by Joe Pender’s photos. For full details and decisions on rare seabirds see the ISBG Bird & Natural History Review 2019.

The highlight...

October 29, 2019

Even late in the season, you never quite know what you're going to bump in to in the seas around the Isles of Scilly. With only a handful of punters onboard, we enjoyed great views of grey phalarope, arctic skua, great skua and distant views of Sabine's gull. 

By far th...

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