An Interactive Guide to Bird Watching Sites

Welcome. This is ‘An Interactive Guide to Bird Watching Sites in the North East of England’.    To read about a site, simply hover over a site marker on the map below and a box will appear, which shows a small photo and a link which you can click on for more details.  Alternatively there is a full list in the box below with hyperlinks to all the sites which are included in this online resource. Each site has an interactive map, which helps show the location and any facilities, such as parking, toilets or bird hides which may be available.

North of the Tyne and the Wall

Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland.

Filter by

Freshwater Pond, Lake or Reservoir.
Arcot Pond   Backworth Pond    Big Waters NR  Bolam Lake CP  Bothal Pond   Capheaton  Cresswell Pond NR
Druridge Bay CP   Druridge Pools   East Chevington NR   Ellington Pond NR    Exhibition Park   Gosforth Park NR
Hauxley NR   Holywell Pond NR    Killingworth Lake   Leazes Park   Marden Quarry   Newton Pool NR
Queen Elizabeth II  CP   Rising Sun CP & Swallow Pond NR   Whittle Dene Reservoirs

Amble    Bamburgh & Stag Rocks    Budle Bay    Coquet Island    Craster & Dunstanburgh    Druridge Bay
Farne Islands    Holy Island    Newbiggin By The Sea    North Shields Fish Quay    Ross Back Sands
Seaton Sluice     St Mary’s Island & Wetland    Tyne Esturary    Tynemouth Haven

Allen Banks    Briar Dene    Holywell Dene    Jesmond Dene    Northumberland Park
Plessey Woods    Wallsend Burn, Dene & Parks

Castle Island   Corbridge    Hexham – Tyne Green CP    Morpeth    Walker Riverside Park

Kielder Water & Forest Park

 Grindon Lough NR    Prestwick Carr    Wheetslade Country Park
*More sites for this area will appear in the next few months

South of the Tyne

Durham, Gateshead and South Tyneside.
These sites are currently being developed and content will start to appear later November 2018.


These sites will start to appear from early 2019

It is also hoped in the future to extend this site to include locations for southern Scotland, Cumbria and North Yorkshire. Please follow us on @BirdWatchingUK to hear about new sites which have been added etc.