Coquet Island seabird sanctuary
Situated off the Northumberland coast, Coquet Island is a vibrant seabird sanctuary, which is home to the UK’s only roseate tern breeding colony. It is also an important site for nesting puffins and common, Sandwich and Arctic terns.
- Increase/maintain the number of breeding seabirds on island above 40,000 through habitat management and protection from predation and human disturbance.
- Increase the breeding roseate tern population through the provision of nest terraces and habitat management.
- Use Coquet Island as a feeder site to expand the breeding range of roseate terns.
- Maintain and increase the numbers of Arctic, common and Sandwich terns.
- Increase public awareness of the seabird colony at Coquet Island through technology including live feeds and virtual reality.
Coquet Island Nesting Terrace