Wildlife on the Farne Islands

Terns flying above rangers on the Farne Islands

Sir David Attenborough called the Farne Islands his favourite place in the UK to see 'magnificent nature'.

Seals, puffins and over 100,000 seabirds make the Farne Islands their home each year -  discover the wildlife on your visit. You can also find out more about the wildlife from our rangers in the articles, videos, images and lists below.

Visitors looking at shags close up on the Farne Islands rocks

Things to see and do on the Farne Islands

From puffins to seals and Arctic terns to eider ducks, there's bountiful wildlife for you to discover on your visit to the Farne Islands. Find out more about what species you might see, when and where, as well as the other features of the Islands, such as St Cuthbert's Chapel.

Puffins on the Farne Islands, Northumberland

Puffins on the Farne Islands

The puffin is one of the country's favourite birds. There are few better places to see them up close than on the Farne Islands in Northumberland.

Grey seals on the Farne Islands, Northumberland

Ten facts about the Farne Islands' seals

The Farne Islands are home to thousands of grey seals, and each autumn hundreds of pups are born here. Here are ten facts about seals on the Farnes.