St George's Island

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Bird photographs from St George's island
Bird photographs from St George's island
Bird video from St George's Island
Bird video from St George's Island
St George's Island on Twitter
St George's Island on Twitter
St George's Island blogs and links
St George's Island blogs and links
St George's Island Local Services
St George's Island Local Services
Birding walks St George's Island
Birding walks St George's Island
There are regular glass bottomed boat trips around St George's Island in summer
Great Black-backed gull by Cf Tunnicliffe RA

Great Black-backed gull by Cf Tunnicliffe RA

The Island (9ha) is a marine nature reserve and the waters around it are teeming with life. It provides a quiet haven for wildlife, with a variety of habitats including woodland, maritime grassland, sand, shingle and rocky reef. From Easter to September it is possible to get a boat to the Island from East Looe.
The second largest breeding colony in Cornwall of great black-backed gulls nests on the Island. This species is kleptoparasitic, meaning it will rob other sea birds of their catch as a means of obtaining food.
The Island is home to a number of people - please respect their privacy. Boat times vary with the tide and the boat will not sail in bad weather. There is a charge for the crossing and a landing charge collected on the Island. From the landing point, there is a steep track up to a shop. (In certain conditions the boat moors at a small jetty, from which steps lead up to the shop.) There is a marked trail around the Island that takes in the chapel site at the highest point (150m). Some paths are closed in spring/early summer to minimise disturbance to nesting birds.


Left: Great black-backed gull by C F Tunnicliffe RA From 'A Sketchbook of Birds'. See Bird Artists.

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