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 new 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 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, as the sunsets, you will have the opportunity to observe these true Geordie birds up close.

The profits from Wild Intrigue’s 2021 Kittiwake events will go directly back to their conservation, helping to protect and celebrate our Geordie Kittiwakes for 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 essential.

Location & Dates



Saturday 2nd | Sunday 3rd

Saturday 16th | Sunday 17th

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Mini Exped

Discover the intrigue behind Newcastle-Gateshead quayside's summer soundtrack, the Tyne Kittiwakes.

Your Wild Intrigue guides will lead you on a fascinating tour of the colony, who return to the North East each year to raise their young as the sunsets over the iconic Newcastle-Gateshead Quayside. 


This urban safari takes place on the Newcastle-Gateshead quayside, the summer breeding site of the Tyne Kittiwakes, setting off from BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.


BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA

Accommodation Tips

Being in the heart of the North East, 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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