Dawn Bird Chorus Walk and ID

Have you been meaning to wake up early to listen to the dawn chorus sounds? Now is the time!  


The 5th of May is International Dawn Chorus Day. It’s when birdsong reaches its crescendo. To kick off our season of short courses and to celebrate Nature’s Greatest Symphony, we will gather bright and early to listen to our local birds and learn how to identify them. Guided by a local song expert, we will venture into the woods and fields to listen.  

At the end of the walk, we will tuck into teas, coffees, and a morning snack. 


Who is this for? 

This course is for anyone who is interested in birds, nature enthusiasts, countryside lovers, and is a great morning activity for both kids and adults! 


You will learn: 

  • How to identify common birds in the local area, hear the onset of spring, listen to their chorus and reconnect with nature.  
  • Tune into their song, listen to the varied calls of our local birds, and as you stroll, see if you can spot the birds. 


Course instructor 

Mark Spirito has had an interest in birds and wildlife since a very early age, and regularly runs dawn chorus walks in the area. He lives in Bronllys, is a member of the RSPB, and volunteers for other local wildlife trusts. He also has an interest in recording the sounds of mainly nocturnal bird migration calls. 


Key Information 

Date: Saturday 27th April 

Time: 6am – 8.30am 

Location: Troed yr Harn, Talgarth. We operate a car-free campus and we will meet at Talgarth Car Park at 6am. From the carpark we will walk up to our farm together and listen to the birds along the way.  

Someone will walk you back down to the carpark, you should be back by 8:30am at the latest. 


This course costs £7. If you are unable to pay this, then contact us as we will have some free places available. 

Kids go free! 



What should you bring? 

  • We will provide coffee, tea, cows, oat milk and a vegan snack; please bring a water bottle. 
  • Sturdy shoes and waterproofs/warm clothing suitable for the season and being outside. It may be muddy so wear sturdy boots for walking. 

How accessible is the course?  

Age limit – None, but under 18s should be accompanied by an adult. 

This course is rated as 3 (least accessible) on our scale of accessibility (See our accessibility policy here) 




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