Birds in Northumbria

Each year we publish  our annual report for our recording area ‘Birds in Northumbria’.

It contains a full systematic list with accounts of all species recorded during the year. Packed with images and drawings it also includes regular features such as a Ringing Report, Arrival & Departure dates of regular migrant visitors, Wetland Bird Survey results and many other interesting articles.

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Copies of the latest report and some earlier years are available from :  Trevor Blake, 6 Glenside, Ellington, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 5LS.

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Birdwatching Sites – An Interactive Guide

Northumberland, North Tyneside and Newcastle

The purpose of this online guide is to share a selection of locations with visiting and local birdwatchers.  All of these sites can be popular with birds and other wildlife throughout the year.  This is a FREE CONCISE guide which is  illustrated with photos from the area.

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 The Birds of Holy Island

The sheer wealth of bird species and much more besides is revealed in a new greatly expanded, updated hardback version of club member Ian Kerr’s The Birds of Holy Island.

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Birdwatching on the
Northumberland Coast

A comprehensive guide which is surely an essential companion for any birder, visiting the Northumberland coast.

This publication contains:

  • impressive color photography
  • suggested itineraries accompanied by supportive maps
  • a checklist of birds recorded along the coast
  • a pictoral guide to the birds of the Farne Islands.

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Monks’ House Bird Observatory
Annual Reports

Situated some 2 km north of Seahouses, Monks’ House Bird Observatory was founded in 1950 and operated as an accredited bird observatory during 1951 to 1961.

For many years, annual reports on the Observatory’s operations were produced, which detailed the species recorded, birds ringed and so on, with the recording area including other well-known sites in the north of the county such as Budle Bay, the Breamish and Cheviot valleys.

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