Experience Early Morning Bird Song

There's no sweeter or more harmonious way to begin the day with the dawn chorus or morning birdsong. This melodic sound of spring when all the birds sing together at the start of a new day is quite something. If you have never heard it before, it will simply blow your mind!

If you're keen to know what our common songbirds sound like, this experience will hit the right note. Your host's dawn birdsong walks in the Forest of Dean are an ideal way of getting out early (or late), hearing the onset of spring, and learning who's who in the bird world.

Open up your ears to a rich new world of melodies and their meaning, while getting closer acquainted with our feathered friends. Find out how birdsong can be used to attract a mate, call in the flock and defend their territory. The Forest of Dean is the perfect setting where you can fully immerse yourself in an enchanting experience - let yourself be uplifted by nature's most powerful chorus.

If a 5AM or 5.30AM start is too early for you, early bird walks that begin at around 7.00AM or 8AM are also available. If evenings are better, then there's a glorious evening chorus of birdsong too.

Age restrictions: 10+

per person (The event will run once four or more people have booked.) £40

What people are saying

Suzanne Rollinson
Apr 2024

Great host with lots if knowledge shared in an informative way

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barry topping-morris
Apr 2024

Prompt personal reception, interactive and informative experience of early morning birdsong with ...

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Rebecca Thomas
Apr 2024

Spent a brilliant morning in the forest identifying over 31 different bird species. Ed is a brill...

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How to get there


  • Parking
  • Experience takes place outdoors

COVID-19 guidelines

  • The activities are held outdoors at a time when there are little to no other people around and social distancing is easy to achieve.

  • Participants use their own transport. They will only attend if they're not showing any signs of Covid-19. Ed follows the current government guidelines on groups sizes. The covid-19 risk assessment is a part of the overall risk assessment completed.

On the day

  • It can be chilly at first light, warm clothing and footwear are recommended. You will be out for around 2 hours.

  • You will walk approx 1.5 miles (2.4km) at a steady or slow pace taking in the scenery, sounds and wildlife along the way. Walking is along well-surfaced tracks. You're able to venture off onto smaller paths and gentle uphill or downhill terrain.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Ed Drewitt

Ed's got a passion for wildlife. He enjoys taking people out to see and experience it. Ed offers training courses on identifying birds and their songs. He has been studying urban peregrine falcons for the past 20 years and is the author of Urban Peregrines. He's got an educational background so is always on a quest to learn new things.

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Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Ed Drewitt.