Dawn Chorus – Southern Hills symphony of upland bird song

Whether you are a bird enthusiast or simply enjoy the sounds of nature, this event is perfect for anyone looking to start their day off on a high note.

  • Date 05/05/2024
  • Time 5:15am to 7am
  • Location Cross Vein, Foxdale
  • Price Free
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This site has been selected as it is home to a long-running but low-key project involving DEFA and its land tenants to improve habitats for wildlife alongside sustainable agriculture and land use. We will touch on various elements of our work, including natural flood management and habitat improvement. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and stout footwear. Subtle coloured clothing is also essential as the less we stand out as a group, the more likely we are to blend in with our surroundings. Bring any water, snacks, and sun cream that you may need.

All viewing will be from selected roadside viewpoints, which you will be free to walk between. You may bring a chair and don’t forget your binoculars. If you don’t have access to binoculars, DEFA will ensure that you can borrow a pair at some stage during the site visit. Accessibility: There are opportunities for people to view some elements of this event from a vehicle or wheelchair, however if you wish to do so please do let us know in advance so we can ensure adequate/priority parking. 20 maximum participants. No dogs are permitted at this event as it falls in livestock and bird breeding season. Parking is available at Cross Vein (Snuff the Wind, what3words: ///rainstorm.prevent.dislikes), Grid reference: SC26197801. This is a free event, click here to book:  For more information email: or call: 07624452428.

05:15 (sunrise at 5:32) 07:00

Event location: Cross Vein, Foxdale

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