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 2008
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 email@example.com or the Secretary: Alan Hannington firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
2008 [October] - Anser BirdingReport
Isles of Scilly and Cornwall 16th to 20th October 2008...
2008 [October] - Philip AndrewsReport
2010 [October] - Henry CookReport
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.
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This site was last updated on Wednesday, 12th March 2014.
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