Throw open the windows and listen to nature’s early morning call on Sunday 3rd May.
Northumberland Wildlife Trust is inviting everybody to lift their lockdown spirits with the sound of birdsong and celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day on Sunday 3rd May.
What started as a small urban event in Birmingham in the 1980s, International Dawn Chorus Day is now celebrated on the first Sunday in May in 80 countries and all across the world people set their alarm clocks early to delight in the sweet sound of birdsong.
Every year the wildlife charity hosts bird themed walks around its reserves on International Dawn Chorus Day where wildlife lovers can listen out for the cooing of pigeons, the serenade of robins and blackbirds and the chatter of sparrows. But t this year, as everybody knows, the world is in lockdown and its events will not be taking place.
But, unbeaten, Chief Executive Mike Pratt will be live streaming the Dawn Chorus from his back garden in Loftus near Saltburn via Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/northumberlandwt.
From 5:00am onwards, Mike will be talking about the birds everybody can see and hear in their own garden, green space or by leaning out their window and listening.