Winter shorebird migration is an annual spectacle, and a reminder of how important our coast is for shorebird conservation. We are ready to help you learn all about it — and enjoy it in the process.
We’ve scheduled 12 shorebird walks during the autumn, winter and early spring months, at a variety of locations along the Tyne to Tees coast. Each walk is designed for birders of all levels! So, join us as often as you wish, the schedule is:
- Sunday 6th November, Seal Sands
- Sunday 20th November, Sunderland
- Sunday 4th December, South Shields
- Tuesday 13th December, Blackhall Rocks
- Tuesday 10th January, Crimdon
- Saturday 21st January, North Gare
- Saturday 4th February, Seaham
- Tuesday 21st February, Seal Sands
- Tuesday 28th February, Marsden Bay
- Tuesday 7th March, Whitburn
- Sunday 11th March, Hendon
- Tuesday 21st March, Hartlepool
What might you see if you join us for a walk? Sanderlings, purple sandpipers, golden plovers, ringed plovers, turnstones, knots, dunlins, curlew, oystercatchers, redshank, snow buntings and more. Those are the usual suspects. You never know when a rarity might show up!
For this two-mile walk we will be outdoors, so please wear warm and weather appropriate clothing and outdoor suitable footwear.
If you have binoculars please bring them, we will have some available to borrow too.
Booking is essential.
This event is being delivered by Durham Wildlife Trust in partnership with Natural England, who manage Teesmouth National Nature Reserve.
Seal Sands Car Park, Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough , TS25 2DD