One of the great delights of a British summer is a visit to one of our fantastic seabird colonies. There is nothing quite like the sight, sound and smell of thousands of fish-eating, noisy seabirds squeezed together on a tiny ledge or wheeling around overhead or skimming just below. Whether you watch from a boat at the base of the spectacle or from a cliff top, the experience is wonderful.
Birds usually include Guillemots, Razorbills, Fulmars, Kittiwakes and Puffins, and perhaps Shags and Gannets, all of which are quite difficult to see close up away from the breeding grounds. Get out and enjoy the magic!
Top seabird cliffs
1. RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Yorkshire
2. RSPB Fowlsheugh, Aberdeenshire
3. Skomer, Pembrokeshire
4. St Abbs Head, Lothian
5. Sumburgh, Shetland
6. Herma Ness, Unst, Shetland
7. RSPB South Stack, Anglesey