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England Tyne & Wear

Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus ©David Mason Website

You will notice that there is no introduction to this section yet.

I would like to fill this gap with an introduction from a local birder [or someone who is a frequent visitor] for every one of the geographical pages. The many thousands of birders now regularly using these pages prefer to read something written by someone who can see the place from an insider's point of view. They know the best spots, not just the ones that first time overseas visitors usually visit or that are on the normal birding trip itineraries.

Each introduction carries the e-mail address of the contributor so that birders can get in touch with them if, for example, they are planning a trip [unless the contributor is unable to do this].

Please get in touch if you feel you can contribute an introduction to this page - you don't have to be an expert; I'm not!

Top Sites

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WebBirder Hot Spots

County Recorder

See Durham & Northumberland



WebBirder Checklist

Fatbirder's very own checklists are now available through WebBirder

Useful Reading

Where to Watch Birds: Northeast England

by Dave Britton & John Day [2nd Edition] Christopher Helm 2004 ?16.99p

See Fatbirder Review

ISBN: 0713638478

Buy this book from NHBS.com

Trip Reports


Trip Report Repository

CloudBirders was created by a group of Belgian world birding enthusiasts and went live on 21st of March 2013. They provide a large and growing database of birding trip reports, complemented with extensive search, voting and statistical features.


Friends of Red Kites in the North East of England


The Friends Group was established in 2009 to encourages an active interest and community involvement in the protection and welfare of the red kite…

Gateshead Birders


Gateshead Birders is a group of very keen birders who study and record the natural history throughout the borough. Gateshead has several countryside sites owned and managed by the Council and these are freely open for visitors to enjoy a wide range of woodlands, meadows, ponds and riverside walks and bridleways…

Northumberland & Tyneside Bird Club


Birds in Northumbria Annual report of the Northumberland & Tyneside Bird Club. Latest issue is 2005, back issues available from Club Sale Officer - 6, Glenside, Ellington, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 5LS


WWT - Washington


Satellite View

Get close to thousands of ducks, geese, swans and flamingos from all over the world! A visit to WWT Washington is fun as well as educational and there's plenty to do and see all year round.

Forums & Mailing Lists


Mailing List

To post to list: NorthEastBirding@yahoogroups.co.uk

List contact: NorthEastBirding-owner@yahoogroups.co.uk

To subscribe to list: NorthEastBirding-subscribe@yahoogroups.co.uk

This group is for everyone interested in birds and birding in North East England (Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham, Cleveland, North Yorkshire). It is a discussion forum for all aspects of birding - sightings, trip reports, census work, personality profiles, bird race and Big Day records, lists - and jokes. Although its primary focus is birding in the North East, all other bird-related topics are welcome. However, this is NOT a forum for character assassination, slander or libel.