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Twite Conservation by Jenny Oldroyd

Friday 6th March, 7-8pm

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle

Twite, or Mountain Linnet as they were also known, was not an uncommon breeding bird in the uplands of Northumbria in the 19th century but its population has been declining ever since and it is now a rare breeding bird in our region and could become locally extinct. The RSPB and Natural England have embarked on a project in the South Pennines to develop conservation techniques that could reverse its fortunes. Jenny is the Twite Project Officer and will give an overview of Twite ecology, distribution, behaviour and migration and will talk about the conservation work that is being done and what has been learnt so far.