The world of birds stands out from the soundscapes of nature and is therefore particularly suitable for bio-acoustic research and soundscaping. At the same time, birds are important biodiversity indicators. No other group of animals is researched so extensively on a global scale and thus so precisely reflects the “state of health” of a habitat, i.e. the condition of the other species occurring in an ecosystem, as birds do.
The collected recordings of the dawn chorus can provide valuable information about the diversity of species, the behavior of the birds, as well as the effects of climate change and habitat loss on the populations. Last but not least, they reveal a lot about the effects of the noise of human civilization on the life of the birds.
You can read more about the scientific background of the DAWN CHORUS project here.