Birding in Greater Manchester



Indoor meetings winter season 2005-6


Chorlton Water Park, off Maitland Ave, Chorlton. Tel:0161 881 5639 (ask for Pete Hines)


Pennington Flash
Wigan Ranger Service, Pennington Flash, St. Helens Rd, Leigh, WN7 3PA Tel: 01942 605253
Visitor centre restricted to toilets only. As at 31.8.05, records are no longer being sent automatically to the county recorder and Leigh OS (we have to apply for them under the Freedom of Information Act/Environmental Information Regulations 2005). This causes delays, although we feel assured that a complete set will be available in time for the county report in 2005. Therefore, if you wish to send in reports for the monthly summary on this site, please email your records directly to the county recorder.

Piethorne Reservoirs
Contact: Anne Symonds, Rangerís Office, Waterworks Rd., New Hey Rd, Rochdale, OL16 5BQ.Tel: 01706 881049

Shell Carrington Reserve (private access, permit required: £20 p.a.)
Contact: Chris Neild, 70 Ardenfield Drive, Peel Hall, Manchester M22 5DD Tel: 0161 436 7551 email:

Wigan Flashes
Lancashire Wildlife Trust Senior Project Officer: Mark Champion, Clifton St. Community Centre, Clifton St., Worsley Mesnes, Wigan WN3 5HNTel: 01942 233976 Mobile 07710 444047

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Revised 3.6.06