International Dawn Chorus Day

5th May 2019

Event Overview

International Dawn Chorus Day is the worldwide celebration of nature’s symphony. Funny how something that surrounds us much of the time becomes something we cannot hear. Events from all over the world and across the UK will be listed on this website, so visit regularly to see what’s planned in your area. Celebrated on the first Sunday of May, the story goes that International Dawn Chorus Day began in the 1980s when broadcaster and environmentalist Chris Baines asked everyone to attend his birthday party at 4am so they could enjoy the dawn chorus with him. Since then IDCD has grown from a small event in Birmingham UK to an annual international celebration with Dawn Chorus events held as far afield as the Caribbean and Antarc The Wildlife Trusts promote International Dawn Chorus Day. They think the best way to generate support for nature conservation and understanding of the importance of the natural world to human well-being, is to get people to experience the wonders of the their local wildlife first-hand. Take today to listen anew and perhaps try to identify some bird calls by exploring them online with the children at story time?