A National Nature Reserve
The Scottish Seabird Centre is one of the world leaders in remote wildlife viewing. The webcam images above refresh every 5 seconds and are transmitted live from our solar powered cameras.
The Isle of May, a Scottish Natural Heritage National Nature Reserve, is often referred to as the Jewel of the Forth. The island is a European Special Area of Conservation for its seals and rocky reefs, but is most famous for its seabirds and it is a European Special Protection Area. On the Isle of May you can see puffins, shags, terns, guillemots, razorbills, eider ducks, gulls, kittiwakes and fulmars.
There are two live interactive cameras positioned at Pilgrim's Haven on the Isle of May, overlooking the beach and the cliffs. In spring and summer the cameras observe the wonderful seabird cities on the rocky cliffs and the thriving colony of puffins on the grassy slopes, while in the winter months you can see seal pups being born.
This is the largest grey seal colony on the east coast of Britain. For more information check out the Isle of May blog.
If like what you see, why not visit the Discovery Centre and control the cameras for yourself. You can extend your Seabird experience with a seasonal boat trip.
If this screen appears black, green or frozen, the cameras may have been switched off overnight or to allow researchers on the islands to carry out their work. We apologise for any inconvenience.