This week we looked at the Dusk Chorus From Birds In Ireland in our Ours To Protect episode

Did you know?

The Dusk Chorus from birds occurs during dust bathing, a behavior where birds create shallow depressions in loose soil, dust, or sand.

Birds in Ireland engage in dust bathing throughout the year, with higher activity during the breeding season and warmer months.

Reasons for dust bathing include feather maintenance, parasite control, and social interaction.

Common bird species participating in the Dusk Chorus include Blackbird, Song Thrush, Robin, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Collared Dove, Magpie, House Sparrow, Wren, and Goldfinch.

Suitable locations to observe the Dusk Chorus include open areas with loose soil, woodland edges, gardens, riverbanks, and lake shores.

Tips for observing the Dusk Chorus include being patient, using binoculars or a telephoto lens, choosing a quiet location with good visibility, and observing the birds’ behavior.

Conservation and protection of bird habitats are crucial for the well-being of birds and the continuation of behaviors like the Dusk Chorus.


For more info check out: 

Dusk Chorus – BirdWatch Ireland

Biodiversity Week : Dusk Chorus | Heritage Ireland

What about the Dusk Chorus ?? | BirdForum