Sonic Feather – Sound Art Feature in the Dawn Chorus App

Dawn Chorus

Citizen Science and Arts Project
Give nature a voice and record the bird concert in the early morning hours for biodiversity research.
until 31.05.2023

Children & Youth, Workshop, Literature & knowledge
Naturkundemuseum Bayern

Stop and listen to the sounds of nature and record them! The citizen science and arts project "Dawn Chorus" invites people around the world to collect bird songs: For biodiversity research, in other words, research on the diversity of life on our planet.

In doing so, the project draws attention to the wonders of nature and its threats. Since the morning concert of the birds (= Dawn Chorus) is a reflection of the diversity of species and also tangibly reflects their decline. The sound recordings can easily be made with a smartphone. In this way, changes in different environments can be explored. For example, also in the urban space of Munich, which is a focus of the festival year 2023. Interested amateurs can help analyse the bird calls and demonstrate their creativity in interactive sound artworks.


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This event is free of charge.

Further information

  • Zeitraum:

    01.05. – 31.05.2023

  • Note on access:

    The main bird song collection period is from 1 to 31 May 2023, but recordings can be made und uploaded throughout the year:

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Sonic Feather – Sound Art Feature in the Dawn Chorus App
Get creative: Sonic Feather – sound art feature in the Dawn Chorus App © Dawn Chorus
European Bee-Eater (Merops apiaster) sitting on a stone
European Bee-Eater (Merops apiaster) © Dawn Chorus
Philipp Herrmann, known as "Der Vogelphilipp" is recording a bird song in the morning hours
A bird song recording in the morning hours – the "Dawn Chorus" © Philipp Herrmann, der Vogelphilipp


Naturkundemuseum Bayern

Explore Life! The Naturkundemuseum Bayern is being built in Munich-Nymphenburg as a 21st century life sciences museum and future forum for science communication. It will expand and reinvent the existing Museum Mensch und Natur. The BIOTOPIA Lab in the Botanical Garden, various festivals and events already give a first impression of BIOTOPIAs vision!