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Societies, Foundations & Associations in the City of Manchester, in the Greater Metropolitan CountyLancashire & Cheshire

Ornithological Links
The websites listed here may be of interest to any visitors to the L.O.S. website. Please note that while only appropriate sites will be listed the L.O.S. cannot be responsible for the content of any other website.

Wildlife liaison Officer for Wigan Police:  PC Mark Ryding 0161 856 7325, mobile 07736 769601

Visit the official Greater Manchester birding website 
Web-master &  County Recorder, Ian Mckerchar  (Rarities), Greater Manchester

Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council's site covers all aspects of tourism and social needs.
Find out all about the Boroughs plans for “GREENHEART”  www.visitgreenheart.com

Information on insects, plants, birds in the Chorley (Lancashire) area.

Holidays and trips around the world and UK
I can whole heartedly recommend the above company, we used them recently for our trip to Southern Spain, every aspect was organised and turned out spot on. We were especially pleased that we had the services of Margaret Addison who was attentive to our needs as a group and her quick response to e-mail queries was magnificent.
Spain:             http://www.guesthouseinspain.co.uk/      guided or self-guided Bird watching holidays with Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Southern Spain.

British Trust for Ornithology Web Site 
 British Trust for Ornithology has existed since 1933 as an independent, scientific research trust, investigating the populations, movements and ecology of wild birds in the British Isles. Visit their site for more information.
BTO partner organisations
Countryside Council for Wales

Countryside Survey 2000

Department of the Environment, Northern Ireland

Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions

English Nature

Game Conservancy Trust

Joint Nature Conservation Committee

The Mammal Society

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Scottish Natural Heritage

Scottish Ornithologists Club

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

BTO volunteers and their projects
Ringing Groups

Banfield Wood

Dartford Ringing Group

Doncaster & District Ornithological Society

Gibraltar Ornithological and Natural History Society
Including the "Famous Grouse Ringing Group"

Merseyside Ringing Group

North Lancashire Ringing Group

North West Norfolk Ringing Group
Good examples of valuable long-term studies.

Rye Meads Ringing Group
Watch out for low-flying Snipe!

Wash Wader Ringing Group

Ornithological Museums and Libraries
Natural History Museum Bird Group at Tring

Norfolk Online Library Services

The British Library National Sound Archive wildlife section

University of East Anglia Library

Other projects and organisations
Avian Demography Unit, University of Cape Town

BBCi Suffolk

BirdWatch Ireland (Fingal Branch)

Institute for Bird Populations

Biosphere Expeditions
A non-profit-making research and conservation organisation offering hands-on wildlife conservation and adventures with a purpose for everyone

Birding UK
A directory of birding links for the UK

Comprehensive site run by the Ornithological Council, which represents ten North American professional ornithological societies

Brighton & Hove City Council - wildlife information

Edward Grey Institute

EURING (the European Union for Bird Ringing)

Friends of the Earth - Scotland

Pages managed by BTO volunteer David Lingard

Manx Bird Atlas project

The Science-Lab

Scottish Environmental Data Base

Staffordshire Biodiversity Action Plan

German Trust for Bird Monitoring

The Sensory Garden
A garden designed specifically to be "Positive About Disabled People". To stimulate the senses and provide a haven of peace, a place to chill-out and unwind from the stress of modern living.

Wetland Birds of Korea

Bird and wildlife information
Bird Forum

British Wildlife

Friends of Tring Reservoirs

American site, but many interesting links

Talnotry Avian Care Trust Wildlife Centre
Rehabilitation care for birds and wildlife in Northern Ireland

UK Safari

Bird sightings
Birdline South East

Birdline East Anglia


Garden Birds
Bird Clubs Partnership
Beds Bird Club

Bristol Ornithological Club

Cheshire and Wirral Ornithological Society

Cumbria Bird Club

Durham Bird Club

Fylde Bird Club

Glamorgan Bird Club & Gower Ornithological Society

Kent Ornithological Society

Leicestershire & Rutland Ornithological Society

Leigh Ornithological Society

Northern Ireland Ornithological Club

Reading Ornithological Club

Somerset Ornithological Society

Surrey Bird Club

Sussex Ornithological Society

West Midland Bird Club