Get into the Rhythm of International Dawn Chorus Day 2018
International Dawn Chorus Day is held on the first Sunday in May each year, which falls on May 7th in 2018. The event is promoted by the Wildlife Trust and this is the perfect opportunity for nature lovers to gather at dawn in one of the scenic spots in the United Kingdom to listen to the sounds of birds as they sing to great the rising sun.
The first Dawn Chorus Day was organised by environmentalist and broadcaster Chris Baines in the 1980s when he held his birthday party 4am so that all of his guests could listen to the dawn chorus together. What began as a small annual event in the city of Birmingham has now spread right across the UK and is even celebrated in parts of Antarctica and the Caribbean.
In fact, more than eighty different countries taken part in International Dawn Chorus Day over the years. This is the perfect opportunity to experience the wonders of nature as they gather to listen to the song of hundreds of birds.
A wide range of different types of events are set to be held to celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day 2018. In addition to joining scheduled events, people can also choose to host their own event if they wish. Just make sure that you get up in plenty of time before dawn and choose a spot surrounded by nature so that you will be in the perfect position to great the day and listen to the impressive chorus that accompanies it.