Mooney Goes Wild's epic LIVE Dawn Chorus programme will take place on Sunday, May 5th, beginning at midnight and ending at 7am.

During the seven-hour journey, we'll travel from East to West, visiting locations from India to Iceland, as we team up with EBU broadcasters and BirdLife International ornithologists to bring you the very best of early morning birdsong from around the world!

Countries confirmed to take part this year include previous favourites like India, Finland, Lithuania, Slovenia, Northern Ireland, and Poland - and this year we’re very excited to be also joined by colleagues in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Israel, Cyprus, Italy, Portugal, Wales, Scotland.

We'll also have our very first visit to the African continent, as we’ll hear the Dawn Chorus live from Kenya!

Dawn Chorus WhatsApp
What will the Dawn Chorus sound like where you live? Well, that’s what we would like to find out! We now have a dedicated Dawn Chorus WhatsApp number for you to send us your recordings. 

The WhatsApp number to send your Dawn Chorus recording to is 087 182-8115 (Republic of Ireland) or 00353 87 182-8115 (outside ROI).

Add our Dawn Chorus number as a contact and then, wherever you are in the world, if you hear the birds singing at dawn, grab your phone and hit record! 

We’d like you to record about 30 seconds on your phone and WhatsApp it to us as an audio message, telling us your name, details of where you are and the birdsong.

So whether you’re somewhere exotic, or simply in your own back yard, let us have your birdsong and we’ll be including some of those recordings in the programme!

Mooney Goes Wild presented by Derek Mooney airs Monday nights at 10PM on RTÉ Radio 1. You can contact us at