A stereo mp3 recording by Sean Townsend of birdsong at dawn in the English countryside from Freesound
INTERNATIONAL DAWN CHORUS DAY
Sunday 1st May 2016
Every morning especially in the spring, birds across the world welcome the sun to a new day with their song, this is known as the dawn chorus.
With the numbers of songbirds declining our dawn chorus is getting harder and harder to hear.
International Dawn Chorus Day is always the first Sunday of May and is celebrated worldwide with supporters getting an early start, watching the sun rise and listening to the bird songs. You can either enjoy the birds in the comfort of your own garden or venture out to an event in your area.
To find out more and view events in your area please visit the International Dawn Chorus Day website
Below is an example of some bird songs you may find in your garden or nearby countryside, to help you identify their songs please click on the play button below each picture.
While you're listening why not print off our Tell Us What You See
Poster, fill it out and return it to us via post or scan it in and email to us. Why not get the family involved, it is a great activity for all ages to join in with and we'd love to see your results.
When we have received a few responses we will post the results online ..... click here to view the poster
Long Tailed Tit
Great Spotted Woodpecker
SongBird Survival is a charity commissioning research into the decline of Britain’s songbirds. With your support and membership we hope to reverse their decline.
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