Willow Tit Workshop, Blackleach - 9th Feb

Wednesday 9th Feb 2022 10:00 - 15:00
Blackleach Country Park, Walkden
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Our Red-listed endemic race of Willow Tit is the fastest declining resident breeding bird in the UK, and has been monitored by the Rare Breeding Birds Panel (RBBP) since 2010. However, we are fortunate that the Great Manchester Wetlands Nature Improvement Area (NIA) still supports a healthy population, of national importance. Further surveys are required this spring away from the known strongholds, to establish the total number of pairs and the percentage of the Great Britain population breeding within the NIA

If you are passionate about Willow Tits and keen to contribute towards their conservation across the GM Wetlands, then do join us on one of the workshops where you will learn about their fascinating ecology and how to survey for them using playback recordings of their calls and song. The data collected by volunteers will support the important work of the GM Wetlands Partnership, and other conservation organisations, who are managing local wildlife sites to maintain the species in some of its remaining NW strongholds. The numbers of pairs recorded across the NIA will feed into the county summaries used by the Rare Breeding Birds Panel to monitor the species national population trend.

Booking is essential, as places are limited. Book for free using the button below (you need to be logged in). If you wish to discuss taking part in the survey you can get in touch by email,, or phone 0161 342 4121. 1km survey squares will be available to request by early February and will appear here GMLRC Great Manchester Wetlands NIA Survey Squares


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Dukinfield Town Hall,
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0161 342 4409

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