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October Bird Log and Trails

The bird log will again be held in the Scillonian Club from Saturday September 30th to Friday October 29th.

The usual temporary trails will be open, these are:

Peninnis Farm Trail which runs from half way down King Edwards Road (the central track along Peninnis) through the fields to Old Town Bay.

Sunnyside Trail which runs from Telegraph Road, just opposite the access gate to Shooters’ Pool across farmland finishing near 4 Lanes.

Tremelethen Trail which runs from Parting Carn through the wood and across fields to Salakee Farm.

There are trails cut through The Garrison Pines are permanently open.


Everyone at ISBG would like to wish our members and readers a Happy and Bird Filled New Year! Many thanks for your continued support in 2016 and look forward to seeing some of you in the new year!

2014 Bird and Natural History Review

2014 ReviewIf you are visiting Scilly, please pick up your copy from the October log commencing Sat 3rd. If you are on the Islands before that date you can pick up a copy from Lyonnesse House on The Strand. Otherwise copies will be posted out to paid up members in due course.

The review is also available direct from the Membership secretary for £15.00. Please email Carole Cilia at with your address details making all cheques payable to The Isles of Scilly Bird Group.

Rare Whale in Scilly Waters!!

On Friday 20th February a whale was seen and photographed close inshore in Par Bay, St. Martin’s. From the photos it  has been identified by experts  as a Bow-headed Whale. This is the first record of this Arctic species for Britain and Europe!



Looking for Accommodation on Scilly this Year?

DSC_5244Lin and Dave Hennessey have opened The Old Chapel in Old Town on St Mary’s on the Isles of Scilly, offering 2 rooms B&B from January 2015

“At The Old Chapel we offer a warm welcome, we want you to feel at home, both of our spacious double rooms offer all you need for a comfortable stay, along with a good home cooked breakfast to set you up for the day, as you explore the beautiful sights the islands have to offer”.

ISBG Members are offered a 10% discount when you quote your ISBG membership. For more information and Booking got to:

Eastern Black Redstart 2, Shark's Pit, 01.12.14, Martin Goodey

The ISBG would like to extend our sincere thanks for your continued support in 2014. Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year! Hope to see some of you on the islands in 2015!