One of the reasons behind the now defunct Bird North East blog was that whilst Teeside and Durham were well served by their respective bird clubs when it came to publishing reasonably fresh sightings data on the Internet, Northumberland wasn't.
One of the reasons that the Bird North East blog is now defunct is that Northumberland & Tyneside Bird Club have been trialling and have now launched a sightings page. Club members can now post sightings via email direct to the page from the field (after registration) or direct onto the site via the web. Sightings will also be 'gathered' from other sources such as Birdguides to provide a wider overview of what club members have seen and what's around in the county.
The sightings page is now free to view by all and can be found at http://ntbcsightings.posterous.com.
If you want to join NTBC, to post your own sightings and get Birds In Northumbria the annual report as well as 12 monthly emailed bulletin summaries and 8 Indoor Meetings as well as Field Trips all for a mere £ 23, full details are on the website at the link above.