Event details

What: Dawn Chorus Walk + Breakfast
Date: 5th May, 2024
Times: 4:30am - 7:00am
Capacity: 15
Price: £25pp (£21pp RSPB members)

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Dawn Chorus Walk + Breakfast

Join RSPB Ambassador Indy Kiemel-Greene for our annual Dawn Chorus guided walk at Sherwood Forest on International Dawn Chorus Day.

This pre-sunrise expedition into the heart of Sherwood will introduce you to the sound of the woodland at its most magical time, as a host of species sing and call to welcome the new day.

Listen out for the screech of a tawny owl, the sweet melody of the song thrush and the welcome return of summer visitors like the redstart, or catch a glimpse of bats flitting across the lightening late spring sky.

All of the activity of the woodland at dawn is brilliantly explained by Indy, a Sherwood Forest native who knows all about this landscape and its wildlife, and has featured on BBC TV’s Springwatch, Countryfile and Newsround shows, and is regular contributor on BBC Radio Nottingham and the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch live streams.

Then it’s back to the Visitor Centre café for a breakfast cob and a warming hot drink, all included in the price of your ticket (vegetarian and vegan options available).

This walk is not suitable for dogs or children aged seven or under. Even though it is in May, warm clothing and appropriate footwear is recommended. Some surfaces will be uneven with tree roots and loose stones. It will also be dark at the beginning of the walk so a torch is strongly recommended.

If you have any questions about accessibility or dietary requirements please email us at sherwoodevents@rspb.org.uk.

For everything you need to know about coming to Sherwood Forest and Budby South Forest, please see our Plan Your Visit page.

Please be aware that this event may be filmed and photographed by the RSPB for promotional purposes.