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Manchester peregrines

16 April to 17 July 2016

  • Binoculars and telescopes for hire
  • Staff on hand to help
  • Refreshments available
  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Accessible site
  • Accessible toilets
Peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus, perched on hotel roof, Manchester city centre

Image: Ben Hall

We like to be the talk of the town.

We'll be the ones enjoying the freedom of the air high above the crowds, swooping among the windy corners of tall buildings and raising our chicks on lofty ledges.

You might not think we'd like city life, but Manchester is a great place for us peregrines.

Of course, as natural show-offs we like keeping a high profile.

Pop along to the free viewing points around the city centre to find out how we got to the top of the property ladder in this thriving northern city.


The peregrines aren't using this box to nest in this year, and appear to have chosen somewhere else in the city centre. They do still use this box as a perch, so watch out for them. And of course you can spot them through our telescopes in the city centre.

If the peregrines are not up to much at the moment you can view some archived footage on our Flickr page.

If you have enjoyed our home movie, please support this fantastic project by donating through JustGiving.

When can you see us?

You could look up and see us whizzing about the city every day of the year. During our breeding season, our friends from the RSPB are here in the city centre every day of the week, from 10 am to 6 pm.

Find them in various locations across the city centre, showing us off to people, just look out for the RSPB blue marquee in places like Exchange Square, Albert Square and Piccadilly Gardens.

What's at the site?

Pubs, cafes and restaurants can be found throughout the City Centre. Toilets are located in nearby shops, pubs and catering establishments.

How to find us

Look out for our stand at various locations around the city centre.

Still got some questions?

Telephone: 07595 655177

This date has been brought to you with the help of Manchester City Council. Special thanks go to Handsfree Group for supplying and installing a brand-new nest camera. Thanks also to Parkonomy for providing city centre parking.

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