Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day

24th April 2024

Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day this May Bank Holiday with these two Bowland events.

Dawn Chorus

Blackbird by Richard Bayley

Saturday, 4th May, 5am – 6am


Join the Wyre Countryside team on this early morning birdwatch, where, hopefully, we will hear the chorus of bird song on the weekend of International Dawn Chorus day.  

Bring binoculars, plenty of warm clothing and bring a hot drink.  We will keep records of wildlife and share with the Lancashire Environmental Record Centre. 

It may be a bit dark as we start, so please bring a torch just in case.

Free. Approximately 1/2 mile. (Graded - easy)

Suitable for all ages but no unaccompanied under 18's (parents/guardians must stay with children at all times).

Booking essential: Please see the Ticket Tailor link on this page G1.1 Dawn Chorus – Wyre Council

For further information, please contact greatoutdoors@wyre.gov.uk  or call 01253 887502.


Dawn Chorus and Croissants

Baby robin by Tarja Wilson

Sunday, 5th May, 5am – 8am
Gisburn Forest

Soak up the joyful sounds of a waking woodland on this spring walk in Gisburn Forest, with Bowland Beat Forester, Iain Yoxall.

With Iain as our guide, we'll take a relaxing stroll along the tracks and trails, listening out for the birds and seeing what we can spot.

And to make the early start a little bit easier, we'll finish with coffee and pastries back at Gisburn Forest Hub.

Beginners very welcome. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Dogs on a lead accepted.

Booking essential. Please email sandra.silk@lancashire.gov.uk or phone 07973 923142.

£5 per person (including refreshments).

Approx 2 to 3 miles. Some uneven ground and moderate slopes.

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