International Dawn Chorus Day

Live stream from Albufera Natural Park

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The Dawn Chorus is the morning song of birds at the start of a new day. Depending on the species, the place, and the weather conditions, the Dawn Chorus can vary in terms of its start time (although it is nearly always in the early morning before sunrise) and its tone. Depending on the time of year, it is usually mixed with other bird calls.

The International Dawn Chorus Day is held each year on the first Sunday of May. On that day, various people and groups get up early (or stay up all night), and meet in a suitable town to welcome the Dawn Chorus. The tradition dates back to 1984. Since then, it has been celebrated in a plethora of towns all over the world.

Since 2014, the international group, SoundCamp, has organized the Reveil event. This consists of celebrating the International Dawn Chorus Day by streaming on the internet the sounds of the Dawn Chorus all over the world. It is a stream that usually lasts a little longer than 24 hours, following the rotation of the planet, time zone by time zone, like a sound wave that travels the entire globe.

In the 2022 edition, IVAM joined this initiative in the context of the ‘Presentes densos’ (dense presents) cycle and will live stream the dawn chorus of the birds that inhabit the Albufera Natural Park. Our soundcamp will take place at the Tancat de Mília Tower. The stream will be available to listen to between 5.00 and 6.00 in the morning through the link below: