|2019 Season. The Gateshead Quayside is home to an estimated 700 pairs of breeding Kittiwakes. Their colony on the quayside is recognised as being the furthest inland Kittiwake nesting site in the world. Kittiwakes have used the area as a breeding site since the 1960′s and have truly become a well-established part of the local natural heritage.
For those within traveling distance of The Baltic, there are regular Kittiwake tours. For more information, visit the Durham Wildlife Trust events page. Visitors can also watch the two live cameras in the Baltic's Quay Gallery.