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Sun, 07 May


Robinswood Hill Country Park

Hill Walks: National Dawn Chorus Day

Join the Friends of Robinswood Hill and take part in celebrating National Dawn Chorus day. The walk will be led by Ian Elphick who is the retired head ranger who has spent years working and enjoying the hill.

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Hill Walks: National Dawn Chorus Day
Hill Walks: National Dawn Chorus Day

Time & Location

07 May 2023, 04:30 – 7:30

Robinswood Hill Country Park, Reservoir Rd, Gloucester GL4 6SX, UK


About the event

We know its REALLY early and you should be sleeping! But climb out of bed and come and join us to celebrate National Dawn Chorus Day. First started in 1984, International Dawn Chorus Day was organised at Moseley Bog in Birmingham by the Urban Wildlife Trust ( (now The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country)) and has grow into the worldwide celebration of nature's greatest symphony. All across the world people rise early to revel in the sweet sound of birdsong.

Ian, our guide for the morning, will be able to help us identify a variety of birds that will be  either establishing and defending their breeding territory, trying to attract a mate or calling in the flock! So if you want to know your Yaffle "yell" from your Bum-Barrel "beeep beep" come and join us - and we'll be finished in time for breakfast too!

Sorry, but unfortunately NO DOGS at this event - even the best behaved dogs disturb the birds. We will have plenty of other events where you wll be able to bring your dogs


  • An early alarm!
  • Warm clothes - early mornings can be chilly!
  • Strong shoes and a walking stick - it can get slippy on the hill!
  • Binoculars
  • Birdsong app such as BirdNet will help you identify and record the sounds!
  • Your favourite hot drinks and snacks for after the walk.

Timings: We will be leaving from outside of the Cafe at 0430 sharp to be in the best position for when the  "show" starts!

Cost: Free - but donations will be gratefully received!

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