Kittiwakes upon the Tyne

Useful Links for organisations and websites that help protect and raise awareness for the Tyne Kittiwakes and other wildlife along the River Tyne

Home If you find an injured or trapped Kittiwake

Trapped or injured Kittiwakes

“Every year some Kittiwakes become trapped or
are injured as a result of anti-bird deterrents

Can you help?

A Kittiwake trapped in anti-bird netting

Are you able to ring the RSPCA?

Should anyone find a trapped or injured Kittiwake this season; if you are able you could contact the
RSPCA’s 24-hour cruelty and advice helpline on 0300 1234 999.

To help officers locate birds in trouble explaining where they can be viewed from is very useful.  

“If you are not able to do this yourself
however, we can do this for you”. 

 You can email ‘Kittiwakes upon the Tyne at

of if you able to or you can send a message on twitter to @KittiwakesTyne if you have a registered twitter account.  

“All help is VERY much appreciated”

Do you visit the Tyne Kittiwakes yourself? Do you work or spend time close to the quaysides of Newcastle and Gateshead?  If so, would you like to become a ‘Kittiwakes upon the Tyne’ volunteer? 

“We can then share with you our telephone number which
can be used in times where our Kittiwakes need our help”. 

A young Kittiwake trapped behind anti-bird netting

All that is involved, is that you report back what you see. Ie if you ever find any Kittiwakes in trouble or this could involve sharing some of your own quotes and photos for our Diary section, which helps raise awareness and shares the news of our well loved Tyne Kittiwakes.  Any support is always very welcome.  Please help us to safeguard and protect these red-listed seagulls.  With Kittiwake populations dropping  elsewhere, every bird makes a difference.