Dawn Chorus 2018 Events

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Exhibition on Dawn Chorus
May 04th to May 19th, Atrium Civic Offices

Throughout the Month of May from 9am to 5pm you can also visit the  Dawn Chorus Birdsong Exhibition in the Atrium Civic Offices, Wood Quay which showcases the RTE Radio One  Mooney Goes Wild posters of Irish Songbirds depicting the  photographic work of  Mark Carmody. These images are also flying on flags throughout the city. Between 7am and 10am each morning you can hear a  recording of the  St Anne’s Park  Dusk and Dawn Chorus  by the sound Artist  Fergus Kelly. 

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Free Guided Walk and Talk on Birdsong and Dusk Chorus
May 17th, St Anne’s Park Red Stables

From 7.30pm to 9.30pm join Ricky Whelan, BirdWatch Ireland  and DCC Parks staff on a Dusk Chorus to hear the birds singing. You will hear a wide range of garden and parkland songbirds from Blackbirds and Robins to Chaffinches and Tree creepers. The walk starts at the Red Stables, and goes through the woods and down through chestnut meadow to the duck pond. Visit the locations of the RTE Radio 1 Dawn Chorus broadcasts.  You will need sturdy footwear and rain gear. The DCC Parks team will  share stories about the Park’s past history as a home for the Guinness family  Hear about the  celebrated  Follies were the family’s holiday  memories  of their Grand tour of Europe. You will also hear about it’s contribution today to the prestigious UNESCO Dublin Bay Biosphere. No Booking required and suitable for all ages and levels of interest.  For further information contact  the Parks Biodiversity at 2223369.

 
International Day For Biodiversity; Free Guided Walk Liffey Valley Park
May 22nd, 7.30pm till 9.30pm starting from Ballyfermot Library

From 7.30pm to 9.30pm join Niamh Ni Cholmain Dublin City Council Parks staff "to see the river birds, wildflower meadows and woodland trees as part of a gentle stroll along the Liffey."  Niamh will give you an introduction into why biodiversity is important in all our lives and how nature protects us when nature is protected as part of an amazing web of life.  Learn where to see exceptional biodiversity in Dublin City and how Liffey Valley Park is truly a wild place with many protected and rare species  of  birds and plants. Simply enjoy the summer fresh air, birdsong, the sounds of the flowing River Liffey and rustling trees. 

Niamh will bring binoculars,  identification guides and a bat detector for you to try out and she will show you how to log your observations with The National Biodiversity Data Centre.  Hear the latest news from the internationally acclaimed UNECSO Dublin Bay Biosphere whose purpose is to inspire a positive future by connecting people and nature today. Before the walk at 7pm you can view the exhibition on the Light Bellied Brent Geese by St Louise's Primary School, in the Library.  The school have participated for the last 3 years as UNESCO Brent Geese Ambassadors. The library will also have a special display on much loved books on bird watching at the newly installed permanent Biodiversity Hub which is a new collaboration between Parks and Landscape Services and Dublin City Public Libraries to offer Biodiversity interpretation in local parks from a local library. No booking required and suitable for all ages and levels of interest.  For further information contact the Library at 626 9324.

Free Guided Walk and Talk on Birdsong and Dusk Chorus
May 30th Liffey Valley Park; Starting from Ballyfermot Library at 7pm

From 7.30pm to 9.30pm join Eric "the Birdman" Dempsey, and DCC Parks staff on a Dusk Chorus to hear the birds of the Liffey Valley. Eric is part of the presenting  team on the popular RTE Radio One Mooney Goes Wild  programme and is also the author of a number of bestselling books including the "Complete Guide To Ireland's Birds", "Finding Birds In Ireland" and "Birdwatching In Ireland".

Before the walk at 7pm you can join Niamh Ni Cholmain, Dublin City Council, Parks Biodiversity to obtain information on where to see biodiversity in the city during the summer and how to get involved in citizen science volunteering. The library will also have a special display  on much loved  books on bird watching at the newly installed permanent Biodiversity Hub which is a  new collaboration between Parks and Landscape Services and Dublin City Public Libraries to offer Biodiversity interpretation in local parks from a local library. No booking required and suitable for all ages and levels of interest.  For further information contact the Library at 6269324.

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