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A nature-lovers’ event which started in a back garden in Birmingham in the 1980s is this year hoping to trend globally on social media as tweeters report on the dawn chorus all over the world. International Dawn Chorus Day, the annual celebration of nature’s ode to joy when songbirds fill the air with music as …

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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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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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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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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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