Peregrine falcons have been nesting outside the clock tower at Rochdale Town Hall since 2008. The birds have attracted considerable public interest and they're regularly seen soaring above Rochdale town centre hunting for food. We built a nesting area for the birds in 2008 to help 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 award winning Revealing the Roch project was praised for renaturalising the river and helping to bring wildlife back to the town centre.
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Latest update: Rochdale Town Hall webcam
Our ambitious regeneration project at Rochdale Town Hall is underway, with the major restoration set to transform the grade 1 listed building. Throughout this vital work the safety, wellbeing and health of the nesting peregrine falcons remains a key priority. As such, we have appointed a renowned ecologist, to ensure the monitoring of the falcons’ nesting area takes place.
Unfortunately, due to the work impacting on the regular power supply we are currently unable to provide live footage of the birds through the webcam. We'll share further updates on social media so as nature lovers you're reassured on the birds’ wellbeing and can continue to follow the lives of falcons throughout the nesting period and beyond.”
You can access our social media accounts using the Twitter hashtag
#rochfalcons or on
Facebook. You can also
join the chat on the RSPB website.