Dawn Chorus

Bovey Tracy, Devon
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    March - May

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    2-3 hours

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    Price from

    £120-£200 per group (up to 8 people). Prices from £25pp

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    Suitable for

    Adults & children from 5 years old. Wheelchair & pushchair friendly


Enjoy the uplifting experience of the dawn chorus in full throng with Devon Wildlife Tours. Guided by expert ecologists, you'll have the chance to immerse yourself in one of nature's most wondrous choral displays whilst enjoying an intimate sunrise - an experience that should be on everyone's bucket list.

Devon Wildlife Tours has over two decades of experience exploring this magical part of the UK and discovering its wildlife secrets. Run and owned by passionate local Ecologists, they love to share knowledge & skills in the hope of infecting others with their enthusiasm. In a world so disconnected from nature, they aspire to help people rediscover the natural world and promote the importance of its conservation.


Arriving an hour before sunrise, your experience will start in darkness and complete silence. You'll walk to a favoured woodland glade to get in position ready for the first birds to awaken. Telling you everything you could ever want to know about this amazing springtime event, the team will introduce each bird who sings as part of the chorus.


As each bird begins to sing, the experts will teach you the meaning behind their song and how to identify individual species using easy-to-remember techniques. You can expect to encounter at least 10 different songsters during every dawn chorus and potentially many more.


With the sun now spreading its warm glow across the woodland glade, you'll go for a short stroll through the woodland in search of any active birds who you can try to spot using supplied binoculars and learn to identify by sight.


It’s not uncommon for Devon Wildlife Tours to stumble across other wildlife during a dawn chorus including Owls, Foxes and even the occasional Badger on its way back to a local sett.


As the sound fades away, you'll slowly make your way back to the woodland glade to complete the experience and make your way back to the meeting point.

To secure your experience - contact the team today

Why this experience is great for you

  • The chance to enjoy the uplifting experience of the dawn chorus in full throng
  • Enjoy an intimate experience in nature surrounded by exciting wildlife
  • Be guided and learn from an expert local ecologist able to answer all your questions
  • By partaking in this experience, you’ll be directing supporting local conservation charities who aim to protect and enhance the local environment for the benefit of both wildlife and people



Facilities and additional information

Equipment needed: Please ensure that you have comfortable clothing suited to the forecasted weather and sturdy waterproof footwear. The site has paths but these may be muddy so you may wish to bring a walking pole for added stability. Although not essential, if you own binoculars, bring them with you or please try to borrow some as you will limit your experience without them. Cameras and photography are welcome but not at the detriment of welfare and so you will be expected to strictly follow the guidance of your guide. 

Weather: Bad weather (heavy rain, strong wind) can have significant impacts on the behaviour of wildlife and the enjoyment of looking for it. Should we need to cancel due to bad weather, we will aim to notify you 24hrs in advance.

Parking: Parking will be discussed with you once your booking is confirmed but all will be within easy access of the experiences starting point. 

Food and drink: No food or drink is provided as part of this experience. Local facilities are available nearby should they be required. 

Toilets: Not available on site during this experience.

Additional info: Whilst every effort will be made, we cannot and do not guarantee sightings of any wildlife mentioned which are understandably subject to forces outside of our control. Although we will endeavour to ensure you enjoy your experience no matter what, if you feel any aspects of this experience, including certain species, are vital to the enjoyment or success of your experience, please inform us at the time of booking so we can advise you and avoid disappointment.

Further pricing info:

  • £120 per group (up to 4 people). Prices from £30pp.
  • £200 per group (up to 8 people). Prices from £25pp. 


Approximate location only - an exact location will be given to you on confirmation of booking

To secure your experience - contact the team today