Greater Manchester Local Record Centre


Greater Manchester Local Record Centre
ALERC Member

Have you seen one of these?

If you see one of these species then please let us know via the Recording Form

Bee-friendly Plants
BioBlitzes
Bird ID by Sound
European Brown Hare
European Robin
Frogs
Great Crested Newt
Hedgehog
Lichens
Mole
Mountain Hare
Peregrine Falcon
Photography for id
Polecat
Red Deer
Red Fox
Song Thrush
Tawny Owl
Wood Pigeon

Species in Focus

Bird ID By Sound


These series' of audio tutorials examine the songs and calls of birds that can be found in Greater Manchester at different times of the year. The recordings were put together by staff and volunteers as part of the From Grey to Green project, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund. For each species Matt, Charlotte, Rosie and Steve have provided sound clips and identification tips for the songs and calls. Whether a keen beginner or experienced birder we feel there is something here for everyone. Select a series below.


  • Winter Singing Residents
  • Spring Singing Residents
  • Spring Migrants

Winter Singing Residents


  • Introduction

  • Robin

  • Wren

  • Great tit

  • Long tailed tit

  • Mistle thrush

  • Nuthatch

  • Collared dove

  • Wood pigeon

  • Magpie

  • Jay

  • Carrion crow

  • Summary

Spring Singing Residents


  • Introduction

  • Chiffchaff

  • Dunnock

  • Blackbird

  • Song thrush

  • Blue tit

  • Coal tit

  • Goldfinch

  • Greenfinch

  • Chaffinch

  • House sparrow

  • Starling

  • Summary

Spring Migrants


  • Introduction

  • Willow warbler

  • Blackcap

  • Swift

  • Swallow

  • House martin

  • Whitethroat

  • Sand martin

  • Cuckoo

  • Summary

Match: Any All