Sir Mike Penning MP is backing an RSPB campaign to get birdsong into the charts, to highlight pressure on bird populations in the UK.
The Let Nature Sing campaign is calling on the public to download, stream and share the single and help get birdsong into the charts for the first time. The single contains some of the most recognisable birdsongs, which are in danger of disappearing forever like the Cuckoo, Nightingale, and Turtle Dove. Today, there are 40 million fewer birds than there were 40 years ago.
The single uses sound recordings from RSPB nature reserves around the UK.
The single is available on all major platforms and it is hoped will reach the charts for International Dawn Chorus Day on 5th May. More information and access to the download can be found at www.rspb.org.uk/letnaturesing.
Sir Mike said: “With 40 million fewer birds compared to 50 years ago we are getting closer and closer to a spring without birdsong. I support this campaign and urge people to download the RSPB's single here to get nature into the Top 40 and #LetNatureSing!”
Photo: Sir Mike Penning MP with RSPB volunteers.