Dawn Chorus Walk

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7 MAY 2013NEWS RELEASE No: 15933

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Are you someone who’d like to be up with the lark but can’t summon up the will to get out of bed that early? 

Well why not come along to the Bennachie Centre next week (Sunday 12 May), experience the magic of a dawn chorus walk and transform yourself into an early bird!

Led by a Forestry Commission Scotland ranger and an Aberdeenshire Council ranger, the walk will set off from the centre at 5am and last about 3½ hours.

As well as experiencing the magnificent freshness and tranquillity of the early morning you’ll get to enjoy the forest at first light – and learn how to identify some of the birdsong you hear.

Commission ranger, Emily Holmes said:

“It is an amazing experience and a beautiful time of the day. Everything is so still and there’s a great atmosphere in the forest – and the air is so fresh.

“But there’s also a lot of activity too, and as the birds get set for another day they get very vocal! It’s a good way to learn about the many different species and varieties of bird that can be found in a woodland.

“Getting a bit of exercise and experiencing the peace and calm of the forest first thing in the morning is a great way to set yourself up for the day…and who know – you may find you get hooked on those early morning starts!”

The event is charged at £7 per person, which will include a light breakfast at the centre after completing the walk.

Suitable footwear and outdoor clothing is essential and a pair of binoculars would be handy.

Spaces are limited so if you’d like to book a place, call the Commission’s Moray & Aberdeenshire team on 01466 794161 or email them at Moray&Aberdeenshire@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Notes to Editors
1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment & Forestry Directorate www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland.

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3. Tha FCS ag obair mar bhuidheann-stiùiridh coilltearachd Riaghaltas na h-Alba agus a' riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìonadh, a' cumail smachd air agus a' leudachadh nan coilltean gus buannachdan a thoirt dha coimhearsnachdan, an eaconamaidh agus, ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh gnàth-shìde. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

e-mail: paul.munro@forestry.gsi.gov.uk