I have tended to think that the dawn chorus is predominantly a spring/summer feature. So it was a nice surprise at Lingshan in February to record a wonderful winter dawn chorus involving both resident and winter visiting birds. Considering the temperature was around -8 degs C at the time, I didn’t expect such activity! You will hear the incredibly talented vocalist, the Beijing Babbler (Rhopophilus pekinensis 山鹛 Shān méi), as well as Godlewski’s Bunting (Emberiza godlewskii 戈氏岩鹀 Gē shì yán wú), Red-throated Thrush (Turdus ruficollis 赤颈鸫 Chì jǐng dōng), Large-billed Crow (Corvus macrorhynchos 大嘴乌鸦 Dà zuǐ wūyā), Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus 雉鸡 Zhì jī) and more!
Put on your headphones and enjoy 10 minutes of soundscape from the wooded hills of Beijing’s highest mountain.