Our work

A Day in the Life

This time-lapse film was taken during the nest-count day on Inner Farne in 2013, You can see the Inner Group team surveying the island tops before the visitors arrive on the island at 1.30pm. Keep an eye out for rogue curious puffins, a rising tide and the current moving through the Kettle - the channel where boats access the island.

Under the boardwalk

Our rangers have lots of jobs to do to get the Islands ready for visitors

Our rangers have lots of jobs to do to get the Islands ready for visitors

When the nesting seabirds have gone and the Island close for the winter, the important conservation work continues on the Farnes. Boardwalks need to be repaired and replaced, there is always painting and decorating to do, and the Chapel and Tower are shut down for the winter

The Science part

As part of the puffin census, we need to take down all their particulars

While the Farnes are of course an important visitor attraction, their status as a Marine Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest mean much of our work is dedicated to the study of this crucial habitat.

Our ringing and ID demos are a great way to get up-close to migrating birds © David Steel

Our ringing and ID demos are a great way to get up-close to migrating birds

A certain ring to it

Here on the Farnes we are keen to monitor the many species who stop by to nest, feed, and create such a magical spectacle. Whether it is ringing birds to track their movements, using GPS to tag seals, or simply spotting and recording rare appearances by unusual visitors; our team are always working to manage and maintain this incredible environment. 

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