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Dawn Chorus

  • 08 May 2008
  • Tags: Tactics,
  • Author: Paul Ivan

For some of us the prospect of waking up at 4am to catch the dawn chorus is little more than a dream. If you are one of these folk, now you won't even have to leave the comfort of your bed because you can download our specially recorded dawn chorus.

May 10th/11th sees the World Migratory Bird Day celebrations and you can get involved at the World Migratory Bird Day website.

By Chris Sperring

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10 minutes of the Gloucestershire Dawn Chorus

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On International Dawn Chorus Day, last Sunday, Team WOtM set out for a wood in Gloucestershire to experience the cacophony of bird song that is the Dawn Chorus. This is the time of year when the UK Dawn Chorus is at its best, because the migrant birds, warblers, flycatchers and of course, the nightingale have arrived to add their songs to the chorus.

Further Reading:

Brett Westwood's guide to garden birdsong
BBC Science & Nature's ode to the Dawn Chorus
What are you going to be doing for World Migratory Bird Day?

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