By David Steel
Abstract The Farne Islands represent one of Britain’s most accessible and awe-inspiring nature reserves with spectacular seabird colonies and large Grey Seal Halichoerus grypus nurseries. The islands also have a reputation as one of the best migration sites along the east coast of Britain. This paper describes the history and management of the islands, their importance to seabirds and research, and highlights some of the outstanding bird migrants recorded.
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