International Dawn Chorus Day

Category: Nature
International Dawn Chorus Day around the world in 2023
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About International Dawn Chorus Day

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Dates of International Dawn Chorus Day
2024 InternationalMay 5
International Sun, May 5Observances Holiday
2023 InternationalMay 7
International Sun, May 7Observances Holiday
2022 InternationalMay 1
International Sun, May 1Observances Holiday
2021 InternationalMay 2
International Sun, May 2Observances Holiday
2020 InternationalMay 3
International Sun, May 3Observances Holiday
Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of International Dawn Chorus Day.

Taking place on the first Sunday of May, International Dawn Chorus Day is the worldwide celebration of nature's greatest symphony. All across the world people rise early to revel in the sweet sound of birdsong, from rattling wrens in Rotherham to crooning cowbirds in the Caribbean. 

This global event began in the UK in 1987 when wildlife enthusiast and local broadcaster Chris Baines, decided to celebrate his birthday by inviting friends and family to listen to wildlife wake up with him at Moseley Bog. The event grew and was promoted by the Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country, where Chris Baines was Vice-President. The annual event now takes place on the first Sunday of May and hundreds of events are organised around the world.

You don't need to be surrounded by countryside to enjoy nature's symphony - cities have songbirds of their own. Beyond the cooing of pigeons you could hear the serenade of robins and blackbirds, the chatter of house sparrows and the laughing calls of herring gulls, to name just a few!

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