Kittiwakes upon the Tyne

The Furthest Inland Breeding Colonies of Kittiwakes in the World

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St Mary’s Heritage Centre


As the local breeding population of Kittiwakes expands or as existing pairs are displaced from some of their favourite buildings/structures due to the installation of new anti-bird deterrents; Kittiwakes choose new places to nest. In the 2019 season, one pair nested on the old church which currently houses the St Mary’s Heritage Centre.  At least four pairs were nesting as the 2022 season dawned.

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