Bird song ID workshop, Alex park, Sat 2 May, 8am-1pm

Alexandra Park wildlife forum in partnership with GM Local Record Centre is running a bird song ID workshop at Alex park on Sat 2nd May 8am-1pm.

Booking is essential, as places are limited to 14. You can book your place by calling 0161 342 3123 or online here.

song thrushBird song is not only wonderful to listen to and something we all look forward to hearing when spring arrives , but also of key importance for birds to breed successfully. Birds sing for a purpose which is to advertise their territory to rival males and attract a mate. Learning how to identify birds with your eyes closed, by listening to their songs and calls will add immensely to your enjoyment of our avian friends.

This workshop will focus on some of our most common species and by the end of the day you’ll be able to tell a Robin from a Wren, a Dunnock from a Chaffinch and a Song Thrush from a Mistle Thrush, just by hearing them sing. For those of you who have already mastered these songs there will be plenty of other species to get to grips with. We’ll also explain why your bird sightings are important, especially during the breeding season and how you can help us to build up a picture of which species are breeding in your local area.

This workshop is free of charge and is part of GMLRC From Grey to Green project supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund

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