This is a special episode of the podcast to coincide with International Dawn Chorus Day, which is celebrated in over 80 countries worldwide and has been running since the 1980s. It brings people together to listen to one of the most amazing spectacles in the natural world – the cacophony of birdsong at this time of year.
This episode is a short recording of a walk I did on this morning in early May, covering some of the birds I can hear at my local nature reserve. If you’re interested in hearing the dawn chorus, then you can go out and find it in your local garden, park, nature reserve or woodland. If you’d like to learn about birdsong or do it as part of a group then lots of organisations run birdsong and dawn chorus events, like the National Trust, the RSPB and the Wildlife Trusts.
As I promised during the episode, here are a few of the birds I heard and some of the more common ones you might hear if you go out and listen for yourself:
Song thrush https://bit.ly/2JSyfog
Willow warbler https://bit.ly/2FNNtbY
Great tit https://bit.ly/2FLDcwU
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