Virtual Dawn Chorus WALX

Sunday 3rd May is International Dawn Chorus Day and this 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 beganĀ  in 1984 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.

This year we thought we would join up with Walx Groups across the country for a Virtual Walk together. You can join from your garden or take a walk from your home. Open your windows, ears and hearts to the sound of nature.

Share photos either on Facebook or send them in – record the birdsong and the wildlife that you see at the break of the new day.

Click on WALX to book in.

Spring is a special time of the year and we are in a very ‘unique’ situation at the moment when we can really appreciate the nature around us – let’s do it from home but #WALXtogether!

Janine will do a Facebook Live from 5.30am!




Updated: April 27, 2020 — 6:58 pm