May 7th RTÉ RADIO 1 Annual Dawn Chorus Broadcast from St Anne’s Park and North Bull Island and the rest of the world!

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Listen to RTÉ Radio 1 Mooney Goes Wild, 00:00 - 6:00 on Sunday, May 7th to hear the live sounds of early morning bird song from 20 different locations as the dawn breaks from east to west, from  India, Norway, the Netherlands, Finland, Lithuania , Spain , Malta , Poland and Austria, the United Kingdom and Ireland. The last birdsong will come from Iceland.  St Anne’s Park will be the “home base” for this annual broadcast now in it’s 22nd year including contributions from the European Broadcasting Union and All India Radio. The Herons, woodland birds of St Anne’s  along with the Skylarks of  North Bull Island will be  one of the  feathered favourites on the show.  Expert interpretation will be given by presenter Derek Mooney, zoologist Dr Richard Collins, ornithologist Niall Hatch of BirdWatch Ireland and naturalist Eric Dempsey.   Other Irish birdsongs will include Dabchicks from Lough Ennell Co Westmeath ,  Dippers on The Curraheen River, Co. Cork, the Cuckoo in the Burren National Park, Co. Clare, the Corncrake in Carrickfinn, Co Donegal and the birds of the Castle Espie Wetlands at Strangford  Co Down.  

This is the second year for Dublin City Council Parks  to collaborate on the Dawn Chorus as part of our  celebration of the city’s Biodiversity and the UNESCO Dublin Bay Biosphere. Together we are inspiring a positive future by connecting people and nature.  For more information Dawn Chorus 2017 - Mooney Goes Wild - RTÉ Radio 1.

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