Puffins

A lone puffin on a rock

Finding puffins on the Farne Islands is pretty easy as we've over 40,000 breeding pairs.

During the breeding season these islands are home to nearly 40,000 puffin pairs. Watch our video to see how we know. You can also see shots from our ‘burrow cams’. These are hidden underground to record the secret lives of these plucky birds.
 
‘You do need to make sure you come at the right time of the year if you want to see puffins. They arrive mid-April and start to leave around mid-July. But if you do come too late to see puffins there is plenty more to see. The Farne Islands are home to a lot of migratory birds such as Arctic terns up until late summer.’
- Ciaran Hatsell, ranger on the Farne Islands