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The project includes the Little Tern but will have wider benefits to other shore birds such as ringed plover and arctic tern.

Terns previously bred off Sandrigg (but not for 15 years) and within the Snook, in the mid-1960s, however increasing levels of disturbance led to the birds abandoning the sites. Through a combination of site protection and visitor management and education, the terns will return and hopefully breed successfully.

Wardens/ apprentices/volunteers will be appointed during the breeding period for 3 years. They will electric fence identified areas (to reduce the threat of predation), deploy relocation kit (e.g. Decoys and cd lures).

A temporary shelter for wardens will be provided. Visitor engagement is a key activity of the project. Every day throughout the breeding season, the warden and volunteers will engage with the public on site. In addition there will be talks and other events every year for visiting groups and the general public.

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16 September 2017

Holy Island guided walk and beach clean

Join us for a guided walk and to take part in this years Marine Conservation Society Great British Beach Clean! 9.30am - 4.00pm - Meet at Chare Ends Car Park, Holy Island... Read more

20 July 2017

Kippy Heugh Wildflower and Plant Survey

Join botanist Naomi Waite from the Northumberland Wildlife Trust for an informative introduction to whin grassland wildflowers, followed by a plant survey. 10am to 1pm, Thursday the 20th of July at Kippy Heugh, near Belford.... Read more

24 June 2017

The Whin Sill and its Grassland

Learn more about this iconic landform and the special habitat it gives life to - 10am to 1pm, Saturday 24 of June on Holy Island.... Read more

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The Peregrini Lindisfarne Landscape Partnership Scheme is managed by a Partnership of professional and community representatives from Holy Island and surrounding shore side area. The lead organisation for the Scheme is the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership, hosted by Northumberland County Council.