03.05.2009 20:00@Cube Microplex – Depth of Field 4 Princess Row, Kingsdown, Bristol, UK, Southwest BS2 8NQ Cost: £5 An evening of experimental audio-visual performance to focus your ears and eyes. Prepare to be mesmerised by the intricately woven sonic world of Berlin based Sabine Vogel’s flutes and electronics where the barely audible becomes audible, and …

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Conservation award-winning Vine House Farm in Lincolnshire has given a boost to International Dawn Chorus Day (Sunday 3 May 2009) by becoming the official sponsor and providing every event registered on the International Dawn Chorus Day website with samples of their wild bird seed.    The farm, owned by Nicholas Watts and his family, has worked …

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Spring is here, and with it comes a natural spectacle that gets wildlife presenter Simon King exceptionally excited.  “How’s this for a startling claim?” says Simon. “One of the most magnificent and beautiful natural events on earth occurs in Britain during the spring and early summer. It knocks spots off anything you could find in a tropical rainforest. It …

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First come the blackbirds. Then the robins, wrens, thrushes, finches and hedge sparrows. This is the dawn chorus and the order in which if you’re up early enough you’ll tend to hear the song of each bird species.  But why do birds sing? And why is there a dawn chorus?  The two main reasons for male birds …

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In the days around 4 May this year thousands of people across the UK and around the world will be rising before dawn and journeying to a local wood or other special wild place. No, it isn’t some strange druidic cult that is encouraging people to get up so early the 4 May is International Dawn …

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This year’s IDCD was a tremendous success with around 200 events across the UK. Here is a particularly interesting event report that we received from ‘across the pond’ in the USA: At 5:00 AM this morning some 25 blurry-eyed birders gathered at the after-hours parking lot of Congaree National Park, Richland County, South Carolina for …

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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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