23/04/2022
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Warden sought to protect Durham Little Tern colony

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A warden is being sought to help protect a colony of Little Terns in Hartlepool.

One of Britain's rarest breeding seabirds, the species has taken a liking to the beach at Seaton Carew in recent years. In summer 2020, approximately 90 of the birds returned after taking up residency on a stretch of the beach in 2019.


Part of Seaton Carew beach is sealed off between May and July to protect the Little Tern colonies (Matthew Barfield).

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Durham Wildlife Trust is now looking for a Little Tern warden to monitor the colonies off the North Tees coast between May and July. The role includes maintaining protective fencing at the site, liaising with the general public and monitoring Little Tern activity and nest success.

More information can be found here.