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Kittiwakes & Doughnuts

3rd July 2022 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the worlds most inland seabird colony on Wild Intrigue’s popular Kittiwakes & Doughnuts event.

After spending half of the year out at sea, the Tyne Kittiwakes return to nest on the buildings and bridges of Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside, their calls a wild backdrop to a lively hub of restaurants, galleries, hotels and pubs.

Wild Intrigue have teamed up with Daniel Turner from the Tyne Kittiwake Partnership, to provide a fascinating talk and Proven Goods Co. to supply delicious local doughnuts.

You will first set off on a leisurely hour long circular walk from BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, where the Kittiwakes are welcomed back to nest on the iconic building by BALTIC each year. From there you will be guided along the quayside, where Wild Intrigue will share the fascinating story of the Tyne Kittiwakes. With a picture-perfect, world-famous backdrop of the Tyne, you will have the opportunity to observe these true Geordie birds up close.

Afterwards, local ornithologist Dan Turner from the Tyne Kittiwake Partnership will share the intriguing ecology of the lives of the Tyne Kittiwakes in a fascinating illustrated talk. Before settling in to enjoy the talk, you can choose an irresistible, handcrafted doughnut by artisan, Newcastle based Proven Goods Co. to enjoy with a brew.

All of the profits from Wild Intrigue’s 2022 Kittiwakes & Doughnut Safaris will be put towards conserving the Tyne Kittiwakes, and raising awareness of this incredible colony.

There are plenty of wild encounters to enjoy in northern England, explore our full Mini Exped collection here.


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South Shore Road
Gateshead, Gateshead NE8 3BA United Kingdom
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