Every day, all over the world, birds sing the sun up and sing it down again. Ever since they evolved the ability to sing, they have responded to the changing light of dawn and dusk by bathing the world in song. But in many parts of the world these outpourings are diminishing. I am 31 years old and I grew up in London, and even within my lifetime I have noticed dramatic changes in bird populations and the volume of birdsong. One in four UK bird species is now on the Red list of conservation concern. In the last 50 years we have lost 40 million birds in the UK. Some of Britain’s most celebrated ...


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