All over the world people will be rising early on International Dawn Chorus Day, Sunday 6th May to hear one of the most stunning and moving performances of the natural calendar. Here in the UK, night owls’ can enjoy the Dawn Chorus from as early as 4am. For simple appreciation, all you have to do is open …

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Birmingham was the “UK City of Music” in 1992, and we made sure that Birdsong made its contribution. The Duke of Edinburgh and Richard Branson were among the celebrities lending their support to the event, with the theme ‘Enjoy a Worldwide Wildlife Moment’.

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Dawn Chorus Day is an opportunity for conservationists and ornithologists to engage everyone in wildlife issues. Dr G. J. Osemeobo and the Wildlife Conservation Club in Abuja organised group discussions, film shows and visits to wildlife rescue centres to raise awareness of wildlife conservation in Nigeria.

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The Bahamas National Trust Ornithology Group held events at their Headquarters and at the Rand Nature Centre. Their list included Antillean Bullfinch, Bahama Woodstar and the Bahama Red-Leg Thrush.

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One of the surprising features of IDCD is the revelation that, almost wherever you go in the world, the local Dawn Chorus will include exotic species from far afield. In Singapore as well as many striking native species such as the Yellow-Vented Bulbul, the Long-Tailed Parakeet and the Olive-Backed Sunbird, three exotic species in nearby …

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Our site is the Foengoe Eiland, downstream of the Coppename River. It is the tropical rain forest, with an unspoiled Flora and fauna. We got up at 6a.m. and still dark. 6.00 Mouse-Coloured Antshrike, WarblingAntbird, Little Chachalaca, Variegated Tinamou, Epaulet Oriole, still dark. 6.30 Getting light: White Flanked Antwren, White Lined Tanager, Wing-Barred Manakin, Black …

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In 2001 a major outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the UK resulted in the cancellation of many events in rural parts of the UK. Fortunately many urban events and those elsewhere in the world were unaffected. Commenting on the event Chris Baines, Broadcaster and Vice President of The Wildlife Trusts, said: “Whilst we normally …

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