Sumburgh Head RSPB
is not an official source of information for the RSPB.
The RSPB reserve at
Sumburgh Head is Shetland's most accessible seabird colony, with Puffins
ashore from from May until mid-August in most years, while Kittiwakes,
Guillemots and Razorbills are easily seen during May, June and July. Shags and Fulmars can be seen
throughout the year.
Sumburgh Head is
also recognised as the best place in Shetland to spot Killer Whales and
other cetaceans during the summer months.
car park, information signs and special events.
the reserve is always open.
to find the reserve: southernmost tip of Mainland
Shetland, 3.5 km (2¼ miles) from Sumburgh Airport.
RSPB webpage on the
Contact: RSPB Sumburgh Head
Nature Reserve, East House, Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Virkie, Shetland ZE3
9JN Tel: (01950) 460800.
Puffins - Mike