Scottish Seabird Centre
Scottish Seabird Centre
Control the interactive live cameras at the award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick, to zoom in on amazing wildlife in its natural habitat.
This includes the world-famous Bass Rock, the world’s largest colony of Northern gannets and BBC Countryfile Magazine’s Nature Reserve of the Year; the Isle of May National Nature Reserve, the biggest puffin colony on the east coast of Britain and also the biggest grey seal colony on the east coast of Britain.
There’s different wildlife to experience throughout the seasons – review the sightings on our blog. The gannets return in early February and this marks a key point in breeding season within the Firth of Forth region. In peak summer around 150,000 gannets will call the Bass Rock home and around 500,000 seabirds will be present across all the islands.
The puffins return from late April and stay until early August – by then gannet chicks have grown into juveniles. From October to December the seals have their pups and you can watch them being born live on the interactive cameras in the Discovery Centre.
Not only that but there’s a chance to further experience the wonders of the Firth of Forth on a range of boat trips. There’s a RIB and cruise boat that take in the islands of The Lamb, Craigleith and the Bass Rock, with fantastic photo-opportunities during the hour-ling trips. Depending on the time of year you could spot gannets, puffins, kittiwakes, guillemots, shags, seals and much more.
There are landing trips to the Isle of May, with guided tours and specialist photographic trips available. Not only that but the Scottish Seabird Centre has the exclusive landing rights for the Bass Rock: for wildlife and photography enthusiast this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
After all that adventure, there’s fantastic local produce in the Seabird Café, with a stunning seaside deck that looks out onto the Firth of Forth and the beaches of North Berwick. There’s also a gift shop which is full of fair trade and locally produced items, which provide the perfect memento from your visit.
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SCOTTISH SEABIRD CENTRE ADOPTIONS
Ends: 30/11/2017SCOTTISH SEABIRD CENTRE ADOPTIONS The Seabird Centre adoptions are a great way to support the work of the charity all-year-round. There are puffin, gannet and seal versions available and in each £30 pack there is: • A soft toy of the sponsored animal • Personalised adoption certificate • A5 poster • Factsheet • Details of your adoption will be displayed in the Scottish Seabird Discovery Centre. All available from www.seabird.org, visit the Gift Shop or call 01620 890202.
SCOTTISH SEABIRD CENTRE GIFT VOUCHERS
Ends: 30/11/2017SCOTTISH SEABIRD CENTRE GIFT VOUCHERS The Scottish Seabird Centre offers a range of gift vouchers which can be used in the gift shop, Seabird Café, on membership, adoptions or on boat trips. Available in £5, £10 and £20 vouchers, it’s a fantastic opportunity to jet off to the world-famous Bass Rock or Isle of May National Nature Reserve on a boat trip or control the interactive live cameras in the Discovery Centre. All available from www.seabird.org, visit the Gift Shop or call 01620 890202.