Tue, 07 May|
Dawn Chorus Walk
Celebrate the Dawn Chorus with a torchlit farm walk, led by conservationist Nick Patel, followed by hot drinks and pastries. This event has sold out for the past three years so book your ticket soon to avoid disappointment.
Time & Location
07 May 2024, 04:00 – 8:00
FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton, OX7 6BJ
About the Event
In recognition of International Dawn Chorus Day, join us on Tuesday 7th May to celebrate nature's greatest symphony. During this week, all across the world people rise early to revel in the sweet sound of birdsong.
Bird surveys conducted at FarmED have shown that the diversity of bird species on the farm has risen significantly over recent years, rising from 44 different species recorded in 2014 to a cumulative total of 89 by 2021. In 2021, the survey highlighted the presence of seven species which are included on the RSPB’s endangered red list, plus six species which have amber status including skylarks, song thrushes and cuckoos.
Farmland is the preferred habitat of many British bird species with 70% of the land in the UK given over to agriculture. Farmers can help to overturn this decline by using management practices such as Countryside Stewardship within farmland. Farming in harmony with nature has been a high priority for us and we’ve embarked on a series of projects to create habitats, provide nesting boxes and implement supplementary bird feeding programmes.
The event will start at 4 am, with a torchlit farm walk, ready for the dawn chorus to begin at 4.30 am. The walk will be led with expert guidance from conservationist Nick Patel.
After the walk, we will head back for hot drinks and pastries at 7 am.
Please bring a torch or headtorch and binoculars if you have them.
Join thousands across the world to celebrate nature at its most uplifting.
This event has sold out for three years in a row so book your place while there's still space.
About Nick Patel
Super passionate about British wildlife, Nick has worked at several reserves as a warden, helping to improve habitats, and has trained at various RSPB reserves. He is particularly passionate about wetland habitats, wildflower meadows, grasslands and how regenerative farming can help to change perceptions about what farmers can do to make space for nature.
An experienced walk leader, eco-communicator and naturalist, Nick now works independently to educate the public on conservation matters whilst showcasing some of the most amazing wildlife the UK has to offer.
"Just being in nature that early in the morning, watching the sun come up, the fog in the hollow, seeing deer, Hare, barn owl and that bird song. Oh, that bird song. What a treat!" - Attendee, 2023
"Nick was brilliant and a pleasure to spend time with. His knowledge is excellent." - Attendee, 2023
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