Kittiwakes upon the Tyne

The Furthest Inland Breeding Colony of Kittiwakes in the World

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Akenside Traders

A pair of Kittiwakes successfully nested and fledged a young Kittiwake during the 2018 breeding season. They returned again for 2019 and put lots of effort into building their nest and they remained on and around the nest the whole season. Sadly they failed to raise any young Kittiwakes for 2019.  On both occasions, Kittiwakes built their nest on a drain pipe on the back of the building close to the Tyne Bridge. No Kittiwakes nested there in 2020.

Kittiwakes have previously nested in larger numbers on the front side of the Akenside Traders building.  The owners installed fire-gel however and this successfully deterred Kittiwakes from nesting there.

A family of Kittiwakes from 2018 by Lophophanes


2019 season – no young Kittiwakes this year