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Sunset Kittiwake Safari

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the worlds most inland seabird colony, as the sun sets over the iconic Newcastle-Gateshead skyline on Wild Intrigue’s Sunset Kittiwake Safari.

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.

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

The profits from all of Wild Intrigue’s Kittiwake experiences go directly back to supporting the conservation of the colony, helping to protect and celebrate our Geordie Kittiwakes into the future.

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


Adults £15

Under 18’s £12

Under 18’s must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-booking is essential.

Location & Dates

Friday 17th May 8.15pm – 9.15pm

Thursday 27th June 8.45pm – 9.45pm


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Immerse yourself in the wild soundtrack of an iconic seabird colony as golden hour settles over the world-famous Newcastle/ Gateshead skyline.

Wild Intrigue will guide you on a fascinating exploration of the Tyne Kittiwakes, the world's most inland breeding colony of this Red Listed seabird, which return to the North East each year to raise their young. 


This urban safari takes place on the Newcastle / Gateshead quayside, one of the most successful summer breeding sites of the Tyne colony of Black-legged Kittiwakes, setting off from Baltic Square.

Accommodation Tips

Based in the heart of Newcastle City and Gateshead quayside, there are a variety of different accommodation options nearby. Get in touch if you would like some local tips on this.

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