NATURE CONCERTHALL | 2007 : Phylloscopus collybita
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2007 : Phylloscopus collybita

Chiff chaff


One of the reasons why people do not support nature conservation is due to their alienation from nature and their lack of knowledge about it. We chose the chiff chaff – a common bird of the warbler family who can be found from April to October throughout Latvia as the hero for Nature Concerthall. It has a typical and easily-identifiable song, but most people do not recognise it. In choosing such a bird we wanted to demonstrate how often we do not notice and value that, which is around us every day. With the help of the poetry of Pēters Brūveris the chiff chaff taught the audience about other similar bird species that frequently do not capture our attention – as well as about those bird that need our protection the most. We hope that after the Nature Concerthall almost every member of the audience will be able to hear the chiff chaff in their surrounding and in this way the chiff chaff will tell about the topical issues related to bird conservation, especially in relation to those species which we discussed at our event.


Evening of 2nd to 3rd of June 2007 from 1 am until sunrise.
Venue: “Līčos”, near Mazsalaca by the river Salaca.

15.06.2007 from 22:00 until midnight.
Venue: “Ielīcas” near Valka.

NARRATOR: Pēters Brūveris
 Vides filmu studija, Otārs Opermanis, Andris Soms, Pēteris Ķimelis
MUSIC: Aigars Voitišķis, Anrijs Grinbergs, Ingus Ulmanis, Gints Sola, Kaspars Tobis, Valdis Muktupāvels, Rūta Muktupāvela, Eduards Švāns.



PhD in biology. At first worked as an ornithologist – later as a conservation biologist. Project lead of many international nature protection projects, has worked for the United Nations Development Programme.

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Ornithologist and recorder of nature sounds and wild animals since childhood. Educated in Biology faculty of the University of Latvia, active in the Latvian Ornithologist Society and Latvian Nature Foundation.

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