Join me on a virtual dawn chorus walk

Loch Leven National Nature Reserve

Today is International Dawn Chorus Day, a worldwide celebration of the wonder of bird song. Every year the day is honoured up and down the country with guided walks which focus attention on the dawn chorus and immerse people in this natural spectacle. We were looking forward to leading one such walk at Loch Leven, but sadly such things have to be left for another time. Instead, we’re going to take a virtual walk together along the Heritage Trail. We’ll pause along the way to listen to a range of common birds and I’ll try to give you some helpful pointers to recognise their songs. If you want to test yourself, scroll down slowly and listen to each recording before revealing the paragraph below!

Learning to recognise birds by sound can be daunting at first, but it’s very satisfying. It makes it so much easier to identify the birds around…

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