International Dawn Chorus Day is the worldwide celebration of nature’s daily miracle. 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 Antarctica.
The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country promotes International Dawn Chorus Day because 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.
To date, over eighty countries have participated in International Dawn Chorus Day, and this year people all over the globe will once again be rising early to greet the morning sun and enjoy nature’s daily miracle.
In the North there is an event at 5am-8am, Monday 4th May 2015 at Pomona on Salford Docklands, meet at the Pomona Metrolink steps at 5am for a morning of dawn chorus birding