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Shearwaters & Seabird Migration


St Mary’s Island, Whitley Bay.

Migrating seabirds such as shearwaters, terns and skuas pass off our coast at this time of year. We will scan the sea to try and spot the seabirds and experts from the Natural History Society and Newcastle University will help you to identify them. This is a free, drop-in event so come along for as long as you like, but dress for the weather. If you have binoculars or a spotting scope then bring them with you.

Watching will take place from the viewing hide on St Mary’s Island, which is on the seaward side of the visitor centre. There is pay and display car parking opposite the island, accessed from the A193 coast road. Nearest Metro is Whitley Bay (1.5 mile walk).