Fowlsheugh RSPB Reserve
This is one of the most exciting and largest seabird colony on mainland Britain, with something in the order of 160,000 birds.
These comprise large numbers of Kittiwake and Guillemot, with smaller numbers of Fulmar, Puffin, Razorbill, Shag, Herring Gull and the odd Great Black-backed Gull.
The best time to visit is between late April, when the birds return, to the end of July, when the chicks start to leave.
Other times of year are not productive. Getting there involves going to Crawton, a small village just south of Stonehaven, a few miles south of Aberdeen.
From Stonehaven train station, take the A92 southbound for 3 miles (4.8 km), then take the turning on the left signed for Crawton. The reserve is at the end of this road.