Peregrine falcons have nested outside the clock tower at Rochdale Town Hall since 2008. The birds have attracted considerable public interest and they are regularly seen soaring above Rochdale town centre hunting for food. A nesting area was built for the birds 9 years ago, helping to provide them a safe haven to sleep, breed and raise their young. As the tallest building in Rochdale town centre, the town hall reflects the peregrine's natural habitat to breed and hunt prey.
Our recent award winning Revealing the Roch project was praised for renaturalising the river and helping to bring wildlife back to the town centre.
More about Revealing the Roch.
See the birds progress throughout the nesting period as they raise their young at the top of Rochdale's most historic building.
The peregrine falcons and their chicks have flown the nest for 2017 and the live webcam stream has been switched off. It should return in spring 2018, ready to watch as these beautiful birds begin breeding again in early May. If you wish to see the falcons in the meantime, the adults nest on other areas of the town hall throughout the year and you can often see them flying around the town centre.
Website and social media updates
As well as the live webcam, you can follow the birds' progress on using the Twitter hashtag
#rochfalcons or on