How to help Nightingales now
Update April 30 2016 – do you own broadcast and give Nightingales a voice ! See how to blog
There is an ultra simple app to download which turns any mobile phone into a broadcast point if you have a phone signal where a Nightingale is singing.
Ways to help
1. Hear one for yourself. Once you hear a Nightingale sing, you can appreciate the importance of everyone sharing this experience and the importance of not losing them from our lives. Take your friends with you. Check out our Places and Events pages.
2. Sign the Petition to get the BBC involved. Share it with friends. With 12,000 people in Britain to every singing Nightingale, we need broadcast to reach everyone.
3. Contact your local BBC or independent radio station and ask them to broadcast a Nightingale live, this May, 2nd – 9th. If there are Nightingales in their area, make contact with a friendly landowner or local Wildlife group. If not, get them to hook up with another station, live.
4. Persuade some musical or singing friends – or maybe you can do it yourself – to try (sensitively) making human music at the same time as a bird sings. (This has a long tradition and sometimes the birds respond). Don’t get too close – stay on a path and if you are on private property get the permission of a landowner – best of all involve your local conservation group. Let us know how you get on.
5. Make your own a recording of a Nightingale (a mobile phone will do) and post it to our Sound Cloud stream
6. Support those campaigning against destruction of the remaining homes of the Nightingale. Incredibly, the government and local Authorities are still allowing some of the few precious places for Nightingales to get built on ! Only greater public awareness is likely to save them
7. Help us reach more people and if you have ideas, pictures, recordings or skills, to improve this website. Contact us