Birdsong is a powerful and evocative indicator of ecosystem health. During the dawn chorus, many birds are highly vocally active. In an effort to make their voices heard, the project DAWN CHORUS 2020 took advantage of the unusual silence afforded by the first lockdown to motivate people around the world to listen to the birds in their immediate environment. More than 4,000 bird songs from 50 countries have since then been uploaded in a digital global sound map, where you can discover the myriad of bird songs from around the world: The Chorus.
DAWN CHORUS 2021 hopes to inspire you to, once again, actively engage with nature and develop a personal awareness of the biodiversity in your immediate surroundings. It is well known, for example, that birds in the vicinity of airports start their morning song earlier. Are there also changes in the number and type of bird songs in the local city park, or even on the village street? Which birds can be heard where? Therefore we invite you to repeat your recordings from 2020 at the same location, on the same day and the same time and contribute to biodiversity research.
Stop and listen!
And join the DAWN CHORUS!