A Selection of Useful Links
Here you can view a selection of ‘Useful Links‘ for websites and organisations that support the Kittiwakes that nest along the River Tyne. By sharing links you can help ‘Raise Awareness‘ for the Tyne Kittiwakes and inform others about their current status. Help safeguard the local breeding colonies by sharing how important the local breeding population of Kittiwakes are.
“Any help is very much appreciated”
If you would like to help contribute to this section or share links please email
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
The RSPB currently chair the ‘Tyne Kittiwake Partnership‘. The Tyne Kittiwakes Partnership was set up to help safeguard the Kittiwake population along the Tyne. The Partnership includes the Natural History Society of Northumbria, RSPB, Northumberland and Durham Wildlife Trusts, Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside and South Tyneside Councils, Newcastle University and individual researchers and ornithologists. They work together to improve our understanding of the birds and their conservation needs.
Inspire ● Educate ● Rewild
In collaboration with the Tyne Kittiwake Partnership, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, and Proven Doughnuts Co; Wild Intrigue offered mini expeditions to visit Tyneside’s Kittiwake Colony along the River Tyne.
This also featured an illustrated talk by local ornithologist Dan Turner who has been studying the local Kittiwake breeding population for over a decade and there were some tasty doughnuts from Proven Doughnut Co. Visitors were also able to get up close to the Kittiwakes by spending time at the viewing Platform at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. Wild Intrigue did a great job with their partners in helping to raise awareness for the Tyne Kittiwakes.
Blyth Wildlife Rescue
Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation across Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside.
When dozens of Kittiwakes were trapped in anti-bird netting during the summer of 2018,
Blyth Wildlife Rescue helped save and rehabilitate many of the injured Kittiwakes.
Donations towards their generous efforts are always welcome.
click here to donate to Blyth Wildlife Rescue
Newcastle Green Party
Newcastle Green Party
The Green Party needs our support. Please join them if you can.
Help earn them a voice in the council chamber. Our wildlife and green spaces need their help.
Save Newcastle Wildlife
Save Newcastle Wildlife
Standing up for wildlife and green spaces in and around Newcastle upon Tyne.
Please help them if you can. Add your voice to the ‘Chorus’, defending Newcastle’s green spaces and wildlife.
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
The UKs largest dedicated contemporary art institution.
Home to over a hundred nesting Kittiwakes during the Spring/Summer months.
Old Low Light – North Shields, North Tyneside.
Old Low Light
Bringing People together from North Shields and beyond.
The home of fabulous wildlife walks with David Hirst
Explore the wildlife wonders of the mouth of Tyneside’s
Big River; The River Tyne.
Beyond the Tyne
Kittiwakes are a member of the Gull family of which there are many more species. Would you like to learn more? Would you like to observe and enjoy more seabirds? There are some links below to a wide variety of places where you can enjoy the company of wildlife; such as the much loved Puffin or Grey Seal.
Birdwatching Sites in the North East of England
North of the Tyne and the Wall , NE England.
Sites for South of the Tyne currently being developed.
The Fauna, Flora and Geology of Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland.
Considered by many to be one of the best sites to view seabirds in Northumberland.
Farne Islands, Northumberland.
A group of over twenty islands off the Nothumberland Coast, close to Bamburgh and Seahouses.
They are home to over 100,000 nesting seabirds including one of the UK’s favourite birds, the Puffin.
Coquet Island maybe small but it boasts Britain’s largest colony of Roseate Tern. Approximately 90% of the UK’s population of nesting Roseate Tern choose Coquet island. These are joined by thousands of Arctic, Common and Sandwich Terns, together with one of our favourite seabirds the Puffin.
Holy Island and the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve
Holy Island which is part of the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve is a beautiful site to visit, with amazing panoramic views and fresh coastal air.
Follow the progress of the local Kittiwakes
You can read about the progress of the Tyne Kittiwakes colonies in the new ‘Tyne Kittiwakes Diary‘ . More in-depth information for the local breeding population of Kittiwakes has also been published on the ‘Colonies Page‘.