© Jan Haft, Nautilusfilm

Stop and Listen.

Let nature’s voice be heard. Wherever you are.

This is the motto of Dawn Chorus, the Citizen Science and Art project by BIOTOPIA – Naturkundemuseum Bayern and the Landesbund für Vogelschutz, inviting people worldwide to collect bird sounds for biodiversity research, art, and to raise awareness about the wonders and threats to nature.

Each recording is a tiny puzzle piece. With your help, we can complete this puzzle together—documenting biodiversity through sound to explore changes. At the same time, consciously perceiving this wonderful natural spectacle aims to sharpen your senses and awaken your creativity. Let’s listen to the voice of nature, record it, and give it more attention!

The Dawn Chorus app is available for free for Android and iOS:

If you don’t have a smartphone or tablet, or would rather make a recording using your own specialised equipment you can still use the website upload form. We welcome recordings outside of the scientific collection period in May.