Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day on Sunday 4th May 2014
On 4th May, The Sharpham Trust will be hosting Dawn Chorus: Birds and Breakfast as part of International Dawn Chorus Day 2014.
Bird lovers from Colorado to Flakkebjerg will be joining in this year’s event, rising early to hear birds greet the sunrise and appreciate how much wild birds contribute to our lives.
International Dawn Chorus Day 2014 will be the biggest and most interactive ever, with participates worldwide using the hashtag #idcd on Twitter to share their experiences of the event and upload images of the array of birds in chorus.
The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country organises the annual event, which, founded by environmentalist Chris Baines in the 1980’s, has grown from a small gathering in Birmingham UK to an international celebration of nature’s daily miracle.
WHERE: The Sharpham Trust
MEET AT: coachyard at rear of Sharpham House
WEAR: suitable warm clothing
BRING: binoculars if you have them
Come and enjoy the annual morning Dawn Chorus walk which starts at 6am in Sharpham's glorious spring gardens with Mike Langman. We will walk and identify a range of garden, woodland and river birds before returning to the quarry for a warming campfire breakfast and lashings of tea at around 10am. Unfortunately it will not be accessible for wheelchair users or children in pushchairs.
Cost will be £8 for adults, which can be booked online at http://www.sharphamtrust.org.
Cost for children £4 each, please book child places by phoning on 01803 732542.
For more information about the event, please contact 01803 732747.
The Sharpham Trust
The Sharpham Trust is an educational charity with a core responsibility to conserve Sharpham House (redesigned in 1770). The House and the estate are used as the base for the Trust’s charitable activities and attract ever-increasing numbers of people.
The Trust promotes well-being and sustainable living by providing opportunities and educational facilities to encourage respect and understanding of the natural world, creative engagement and enquiry, and awareness of the interconnectedness of life.
The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham & the Black Country
The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country serves the heart of the English Midlands. We organise International Dawn Chorus Day each year on behalf of partners around the world. http://www.bbcwildlife.org.uk Registered Charity No.513615. UK Registered Company No. 1650938
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