Saltholme

26 May 2016

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You're in for a tweet!

Saltholme Nature Reserve is a haven for wildlife on the wetlands of the river Tees. Situated between Billingham and Hartlepool, and not far from the seal colony at Seal Sands, the reserve is home to many species of birds such as Lapwings, Terns and Yellow Wagtails. If you’re lucky you can even spot a Peregrine Falcon using the reserve as a hunting ground.

What makes the site so unique are the industrial areas around it, which sit in contrast to the wetland but still provide a strangely beautiful backdrop.

The reserve was the culmination of many years of work between the Teesside Environmental Trust and RSPB, as well as other partners, and received European Union funding towards its completion. The reserve attracts a large number of visitors, and when a rare species turns up can often be inundated with twitchers – great for our region! So why not drop in for a flying visit! EU’ll love it!

 

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