The Spectacular Dawn Chorus

Still Moon Arts
30 Apr 2021
19:00 - 20:00

The Spectacular Dawn Chorus

Dawn Chorus Talk (April 30th)

To celebrate bird month in Vancouver, we invite local bird expert Roy Jantzen to introduce community members to bird language and the dawn chorus, an early morning symphony/cacophony of bird songs. The talk, presented by Roy, will be held online on April 30th. Attendees will learn about the birds singing early in the morning, the different calls they make, and how to become better listeners and observers of the dawn chorus.

Dawn Chorus Event (May 2nd)

Then, on May 2nd, we invite folks to get up early in the morning to experience the dawn chorus from their location and to record a brief snippet of the sounds. An online call later that day will take place, where participants will share their experiences and discuss the birds they heard. We hope to eventually map out the whereabouts of these bird songs and compose an audio-edited symphony of the Dawn Chorus!

Learn more and register for this event here!


Apr 30th, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Dawn Chorus Talk with Roy Jantzen

May 2nd, 5:48 AM – Sunrise – Rise and Shine: Catch the Dawn Chorus

May 2nd, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Share Experiences over Zoom

– All events will take place on Zoom.

– Registration is Mandatory. A confirmation email after registration and a reminder email (two days before the event) will be sent with the two zoom links. Be sure to check all email folders!

– If you have any questions about the event, please email Varsha Gill at

Roy Jantzen is a professor of Natural History, Ecotourism, Climate Change in Tourism and Environmental Stewardship in the Faculty of Global and Community Studies at Capilano University. For over two decades, Roy has helped educate the public about the importance of biodiversity and our human place within it. Roy loves watching and listening to birds and in 2015 Roy had a book published titled, Active Vancouver: A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor Recreation in the City’s Natural Environments. The book’s focus was to ground the reader in the natural sights and sounds of nature, while recreating outdoors. Roy is excited to share his love of the outdoors and nature with this Still Moon Arts Society event.