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Many Birdwatchers visit Dunbar, notably in the seabird breeding season.


Dunbar castle, overlooking the harbour, boasts a large colony of Kitiwake, nesting in the bricks of the castle ruins.


Nearby is Belhaven Bay, with a salt marsh habitat attracts many migrants to the area, which regularly includes some rare and unusual visitors.


St Abbs Head has fantastic colonies of Razorbill, Kittiwake and Cormorant, among the many species that choose to bring up their young there. It also has some of the most astounding views across The Forth to the Fife coast and beyond to the Angus Glens.


Nearby, in North Berwick is the Scottish Seabird Centre. Well worth a visit, and don’t forget to take in a trip out round the Bass Rock, home to nearly 60,000 pairs of Gannets during the summer months. Take a stroll along Belhaven Bay and you will most likely see them diving for sand eels and other fish, just offshore.