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Northumberland Sandwich Tern is “First” for USA

7th May 2014

A Sandwich Tern ringed on Coquet Island in 2002 as part of our ongoing seabird research has caused a bit of a stir this year when it turned up at […]


Bid to Improve Archive Treasure

Dinosaur bones, giant Japanese crabs and Egyptian mummies are not the only treasures in the GreatNorthMuseum: Hancock. The archives of the Natural History Society of Northumbria contain many valuable artworks, […]


Shark Found!

On 4th October Ann Suter and her husband were walking along the Northumberland coast on holiday, when they reached the southern end of Embleton Bay, near Dunstanburgh Castle. Ann recalls […]


The Return of Bewick’s Woodblocks

A collection of 7 beautiful woodblocks by Thomas Bewick has been purchased by the Society with the aid of a generous private donation and a grant from the Bewick Society. […]


On your marks, get set, go! Mammal Recording Race 2014

In 2012 the Northumbria Mammal Group organised a mammal race to encourage people to send us their mammal sightings. This was so that we could get an idea of where […]


Launch of New Durham Bird Watching Course

27th September 2013

The Natural History Society of Northumbria is launching a new bird watching course in County Durham this Autumn. Led by Keith Bowey, one of the region’s top bird experts, the […]


Calling All Wildlife Explorers! Help Needed to Find Wildlife Species

30th August 2013

Local naturalists are preparing to find as many wildlife species as possible in a city centre park. A 24-hour ‘Bioblitz’ will take place in Jesmond Dene in September as part of […]


North East Wildlife Photography Competition – Back By Popular Demand

8th August 2013

Following the success of last year’s North East Wildlife Photography Competition, three north-east Wildlife Trusts – Northumberland, Durham and Tees Valley – have again joined forces with the Natural History […]


Tyne Kittiwakes Get A Helping Hand

18th July 2013

One of the River Tyne’s best-known birds is getting a helping hand thanks to a new partnership between the regions’ leading nature conservation charities, local Councils, academics and ornithologists. The […]


North East Photgraphy Competition 2013

26th March 2013

The results of the popular North East Wildlife Photography Competition were announced this month to an audience of over 150 people at the Great North Museum: Hancock. Northumberland, Durham and […]