Breeding Bird photo (Snipe) taken by David Gill

Breeding Bird Survey Season

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When does the breeding bird survey season begin? The survey season begins in earnest in March 2019. Where can breeding and nesting birds be found? Breeding and nesting birds can be found in all sorts of places, including open grassland which need to be cleared for development. Protected species of ground-nesting birds which may be […]

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Bat Training Session

Bat Training Event 2019

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We are holding this year’s annual EcoNorth bat training session on Tuesday 26th March at Morpeth Riverside! The training will be starting at 20:00 and we hope to finish by 22:30. During our training session we will be walking along the River Wansbeck and within Carlisle Park with bat detectors so you should get a […]

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River bank stabilisation by Thomas Wilson and Angus Walker of EcoNorth

Ecologically Sound River Bank Stabilisation

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As part of EcoNorth’s wide range of ecological services, we are proud to offer practical solutions to habitat management, including cases of stream or river bank erosion.  Where the persistent waterflow is responsible for the removal of bank material and resulting bank subsidence, there are several soft engineering interventions to consider that create and enhance […]

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Red Squirrel,Red Squirrel - Transect Survey

Red Squirrel Appreciation Day

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21 January is Red Squirrel Appreciation Day, which is celebrated annually.  We all love to see these charismatic mammals in their natural habitat but how much do you know about them?  Here is a summary of facts about the lovely red squirrel (in a nutshell). Red squirrels are protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act […]

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Birds - wild and windy wintering bird surveys

Wild and Windy Wintering Bird Surveys

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Why Survey Wintering Birds In winter, the UK’s coastal habitats play host to large congregations of shorebirds, geese and ducks.  These areas of salt marsh and mudflat are vital to sustaining a host of species over the long winter months before their migrations back to the breeding grounds in spring.  During this time, such migratory […]

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12 Days of Robin Facts, by Laura Parsons, Assistant Ecologist, EcoNorth

The 12 Days of Robin Facts

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Day 12: Robins can have between 2-3 broods in the same year, having a clutch of 5-7 eggs each time.  It takes just 1 month from laying, incubating and hatching for a robin to fledge the nest. http://mygarden.rhs.org.uk/blogs/miranda_hodgson/archive/2013/02/20/how-to-tell-a-male-robin-from-a-female-robin.aspx

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12 Days of Robin Facts, by Laura Parsons, Assistant Ecologist, EcoNorth

The 12 Days of Robin Facts

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Day 10: The robin has evolved to follow wild boar whilst they meander through the forest disturbing the ground.  However, as wild boar are mostly absent from the UK, its survival often depends on finding the next best thing…human gardeners. Photo credit: RSPB https://www.theenglishgarden.co.uk/top-picks/bird-month-robin/

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