International Dawn Chorus Day
the worldwide celebration of nature’s symphony
Celebrated on the first Sunday of May, the story goes that International Dawn Chorus Day began in the 1980s when broadcaster and environmentalist Chris Baines asked everyone to attend his birthday party at 4am so they could enjoy the dawn chorus with him. Since then IDCD has grown from a small event in Birmingham UK to an annual international celebration with Dawn Chorus events held as far afield as the Caribbean and Antarctica.
BBC Wales did a livestream of the event the whole morning. You can find the VOD here.
We at BOOM Library
support the idea of raising awareness for nature conservation and the importance of the natural world to us humans by getting people to experience the wonders of their local wildlife first-hand.
Our recordist Daniel Meuser went out early in the morning on May 5th to capture this extraordinary event. Striving for the most immersive soundscape, he used the highly-acclaimed SCHOEPS ORTF-3D setup which already proved its benefits in our Urban USA library. With the additional height layer, we are achieving higher precision, spatial impression and clarity compared to regular surround recording setups.
Discover more Nature Sounds by BOOM and the Quiet Planet Series
All of the nature sounds in the QUIET PLANET Nature SFX series were recorded by Gordon Hempton, The Sound Tracker®, Emmy-winner, author of One Square Inch of Silence, and environmental activist. Faced with habitat loss, species extinction and most of all unbridled noise pollution, Hempton has now turned his attention towards saving the world’s few remaining natural amphitheaters.