Scolt Head Island belongs mostly to the National Trust who bought it from Lord Leicester in 1923 with money raised by local naturalists. An important nature reserve an undisturbed habitat with breeding colonies of common, Sandwich, Arctic and little terns, ringed plovers, oystercatchers, black headed gulls and some waders.
Owned jointly by The National Trust and
the Norfolk Wildlife Trust and has been a Nature Reserve
However, there is no access to the west
part of the island in May and June and all the terneries
are out of bounds from mid April to mid August so that
breeding birds are not disturbed.