The popular Manchester Peregrine Project is back in the city for a twelfth season; the RSPB and Manchester City Council are inviting the public to witness the fastest animal on the planet in action.
The project has been running since 2007, with thousands of people visiting the RSPB viewpoints in the heart of the city for a closer look at these spectacular birds.
Viewpoints in Exchange Square are being run by the RSPB from Saturday 14 April to Sunday 15 July and can be found every day from 10.30am-6pm. Occasionally viewpoints may be set up in other city centre locations when Exchange Square is in other use.
Katy van Woerdekom, RSPB Area Manager said: “We’re so excited to be back in the city. Peregrines can reach speeds of over 200mph, making them the fastest animals on the planet. We get impressive views of them catching feral pigeons in the centre, so whether you are on your way to work, on a day out with your family, browsing the shops or grabbing a bite to eat with friends, we’d love to show you these incredible birds. Keep an eye out for the RSPB marquee and banner and come over for a chat.”
Regular peregrine updates can be found via Twitter @RSPBManchester and the RSPB North West Facebook page facebook.com/RSPBNorthWest. The public are invited to report any peregrine activity they see to these pages too.
The project forms part of the RSPB’s Date with Nature programme of events, which make rare and spectacular wildlife accessible for everyone to see. To help support the peregrine project in Manchester, please make a donation through the Just Giving page -justgiving.com/mcrperegrines.
More information on the project can be found by visiting rspb.org.uk/datewithnature and clicking on the Manchester peregrines page in the ‘Find a date’ section.