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Urban Naturalist – Garden Birds Sat 26 Jan

January 16, 2013

Urban Naturalist returns on Sat 26 Jan and the theme is Garden birds to link in with the RSPB Garden watch.

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 programme of friendly, practical workshops for adults run by leading naturalists. From wild food-foraging and composting to bird song and insect identification, explore biodiversity on our doorstep

Book on: 0161 275 2648 or museum / £3 / Last Sat of the month / 2-4pm

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