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The History of the Eastern Crowned Warbler, South Shields

Outdoor Event, 10.30am until 12 noon.

A two kilometre guided walk through the open country of the South Shields Leas to Trow Quarry, and recounts why 3000 people came to this spot in October 2009, to see Britain’s first Eastern Crowned Warbler all the way from Siberia.

The meeting point for this event is at the South Shield coastal car parks, close to Water’s Edge public house. Grid ref NZ382666. Access to the coastal car parks is off the A183, South Shield to Sunderland coast road, approximately half a kilometre south of the Gypsies Green sports stadium.

The walk leader for this event is Mark Newsome (the Durham County Orithological Recorder). This event is part of the Birds of Durham Heritage Project.