Urban Naturalist: Garden birds
|Starts:||14:00 26 Jan 2013|
|Ends:||16:00 26 Jan 2013|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|How much:||Book on 0161 275 2648, £3, adults|
|Who is it for:||Current University students, General public, University staff|
2-4pm. Over the past 30 years there have been major changes in the numbers and distribution of Manchester’s birds. Did you know that House Sparrows and Starlings are now on the red list which means their numbers have declined by more than 50 per cent since the 1970s? However, other species such as Peregrine are doing well and breeding successfully in the heart of the city. Join ornithologists, Henry Mcghie (Manchester Museum) and Steve Atkins (Greater Manchester Ecology Unit) as they lead a hands-on session about the changing bird patterns in Manchester. Be amongst the first people to find out about the results of the Greater Manchester Bird Atlas (who are the winners and losers?). This session will also explain the importance of recording the birds you might see and how you can help increase our knowledge of their numbers and whereabouts.
Urban Naturalist is a series of friendly, practical workshops run by leading naturalists. From wild food-foraging and composting to bird song and insect identification, explore biodiversity on our doorstep.
Price: Book on 0161 275 2648, £3, adults
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