This is Mark Winter who runs a small tour company called Birdwatch Northumbria. I have added a link to my 'Other Links' section on the left. Mark does special small tours and caters mainly for a more relaxed style of birding very suitable for beginners. Take particular note of his Alnwick and Alnmouth Birds day in April. I'm sure if you twist his arm he will even incorporate a bit of the Boulmer magic!