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

Please make cheques payable to ‘Northumberland & Tyneside Bird Club‘.

Since 1970 the annual bird report has included many useful and interesting articles on a range of topics e.g. first county sightings of a species, site reviews, species studies and so on. However, for anyone researching a particular topic or even the casual birder wanting to look up a specific paper, it can take several frustrating minutes, if not longer, before the appropriate issue containing the desired article can be found. To help overcome this problem Steve Holliday has produced an easy reference table showing all the papers included in each annual bird report. click here to view a PDF version of the reference table (updated January 2018).

Birds in Northumbria 2016 – Brand New!

    • Revised, all-colour, B5 format, with extended
      selection of photographs and illustrations
    • Siberian Accentor – First for Northumberland
    • Eyebrowed Thrush – First for Northumberland
    • Barn Owls – An out of control hobby
    • Holy Island’s Incredible Autumn.

Plus the full classified list of all 274 species recorded in the county,
Ringing Report, WeBS data and lots more.

Cost: £12 + postage & packing



Birds in Northumbria 2015

    • Pallid Harrier – New for Northumberland
    • Yellow-browed Warbler – A record year in the county
    • Birdwatching Sites – Alnmouth (An insider’s view)
    • Birdwatching Sites – Backworth Pond & Area

Plus the full classified list of all the species recorded in the county and WeBS data.

Cost: £10 + postage & packing



Birds in Northumbria 2014

    • Black-winged Pratincole at Hauxley NR and Holywell – First county record
    • Collared Pratincole at Castle Island
    • Caspian Gull at Amble Harbour in 2013-14 – Second record for Northumberland
    • Red-eyed Vireo at Low Newton – Second county record
    • Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler at Newbiggin – Second county record
    • Swallows nesting in a natural site – a first for Northumberland
    • Record year for breeding Barn Owls

Plus the full classified list of all 277 species recorded in the county, ringing report and WeBS data.

Cost: £10 + postage & packing



Birds in Northumbria 2013

    • Collared Flycatcher at Low Newton – First for Northumberland
    • Cattle Egret on Holy Island – Second for the County
    • Kittiwake – River Tyne breeding data 2010-2013

Plus the full classified list of all 277 species recorded in the county – a record annual total

Cost: £10 + postage & packing


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Birds in Northumbria 2012

    • Stilt Sandpiper – first for Northumberland
    • White’s Thrush – second record for Northumberland
    • Birdwatching sites – West Hartford
    • Revised layout with generous use of coloured illustrations and photographs

Plus the usual full systematic list of all 270 species recorded during the year and much more.

Cost: £14.50 & £1.50 postage & packing



Birds in Northumbria 2011

    • Black Scoter at Stag Rocks; 1st county record
    • Sandhill Crane at Newbiggin; 1st county record
    • Great Yellowlegs at East Chevington NWT; 1st county record
    • Eastern Black Redstart on Holy Island; 1st county record

Plus the usual full systematic list of species recorded during the year
and much more.

Cost: £14.00 inc postage & packing



Birds in Northumbria 2010

    • Melodious Warbler; 1st county record
    • Sykes’s Warbler; 1st county record
    • The Rise and Rise of the Little Egret
    • Birding Sites XVI – Whittle Dene Reservoirs
    • Wetland Bird survey 2010

Plus the usual full systematic list of species recorded during the year
and much more.

Cost: £12.80 inc postage & packing


Birds in Northumbria 2009

    • Brown-headed Cowbird; 1st county record
    • First breeding of Ospreys in Northumberland
    • Marsh Harriers breeding in Northumberland – first since 1880
    • Mediterranean Gulls breeding on Coquet Island – first breeding record

Plus a full systematic list of species for 2009 and much more.

Cost £11.50 inc postage & packing.