Kittiwakes upon the Tyne

Initiatives to help raise awareness for the Kittiwakes along the River Tyne

Home Raising Awareness The story of the Tyne Kittiwakes by Cain Scrimgeour

Learn more about the Tyne Kittiwakes

Local Wildlife film-maker Cain Scrimgeour produced a documentary about the Tyne Kittiwakes in 2013. This was made possible thanks to some funding from » The Northumberland and Tyneside Bird Club.  This short piece, features a number of key stakeholders that have been involved in the conservation of the local Kittiwake colonies.

 The Story of the Kittiwakes by Cain Scrimgeour starts from the very beginning, as the Kittiwakes ventured from their coastal cliffs at Tynemouth into North Shields, and gradually made their way up to the quaysides of Newcastle and Gateshead. 

Watch the documentary by Cain Scrimgeour