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Birds of Eden is a bird sanctuary near Plettenberg Bay on the east coast of South Africa. That means it’s a protected area where animals or birds can live safely. This is especially important because in today’s world, many birds are endangered, which means that if we don’t give them a safe place to live, they could become extinct. In fact, today there are about 10,000 species of birds, and 400 species of birds are endangered. In the last hundred years, 103 types of bird have become extinct
If you’ve ever woken up very, very early in the morning, you’ve probably heard the wonderful sound of the birds singing, known as the “dawn chorus.” Why do birds sing — and why in the morning?
This spring, try to wake up very early one morning, when it’s still completely dark and totally quiet. As the darkness slowly begins to lift, you may soon hear one soloist begin to chirp, as though calling others to awaken. Within a few minutes, this lone voice will be joined by another perky chirp. As the moment of sunrise approaches, what do you hear?