We are pleased to announce that the new ringing hut at Hauxley is now up! After a long time of planning, grant application writing and preparatory works involving most group members the new hut has finally arrived and fits perfectly into its place.
The next stage of the project will be to kit out and paint the new hut, before the old one can be dismantled.
Since the start of the ringing group in 1963, over 80,000 birds have been ringed at Low Hauxley, for the monitoring of both resident as well as migratory bird species. The area has a unique geographical position protruding into the North Sea which attracts a big numbers of migratory bird species during spring and autumn migration. The woodland has been owned and managed by Northumbria Ringing Group since 1980, and the current ringing hut has been in place for over 30 years.
Northumbria Ringing group are grateful to Banks Community Fund as the main funder of the new ringing hut, which will not only be used for ringing and monitoring of migratory birds, but also for bird ringing demonstrations for various groups.