Welcome to the Eider Aware North East project webpage

Eider Aware North East is a new project which aims to celebrate the nationally important eider populations on the Northumberland coast and raise awareness about the threats that these much-loved sea-ducks are under.

Click here to find out more about Northumberland’s eiders

Male eider (Paul Morrison/RSPB)


As part of the project we would like you to record any sightings of eider that you make when you’re out and about on the coast or any instances of eiders being disturbed by human activity. The data collected will help us target future conservation action. During the current Covid 19 pandemic please remember to follow the latest Government guidance, including that on social distancing, to protect yourself and others. The latest guidance for England can be found on the www.gov.uk website. Guidance for Scotland is at the www.gov.scot website

Click here to record an Eider sighting


Displaying eiders (Photograph: Tom Cadwallender)


Keep an eider for regular eider news on out Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds under the hashtag #EiderAware


Funding for Eider Aware comes from Northumbrian Water’s Branch Out Fund and from the Northumberland Coast AONB