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Center Parcs launches the first real Twitter feed

15th June 2015 Print

Leading family short breaks provider, Center Parcs has unveiled the first ‘real Twitter’ feed. For one week only, the birds of Center Parcs will ‘take-over’ the Center Parcs Twitter feed (@CenterParcsUK), giving people the chance to discover and enjoy ‘real Tweets’ direct from the forest in its #RealTweetWeek.

Working with renowned field sound recordist, Geoff Sample, Center Parcs Rangers have helped capture birdsong from the vast range of winged visitors to the five Center Parcs Villages across the UK. Followers of the Center Parcs Real Twitter feed can expect to hear everything from the fluty sound of the Mistle Thrush, the loud descending scale of the Chaffinch right through to the nation’s favourite bird, the Robin.

Running from 15th – 21st June, the feed will share sounds of beautiful birdsong as well as insights about each species. It’s been designed to encourage families to connect with nature and identify common bird species whilst offering a relaxing and inspiring musical channel for people to tune into during a stressful day.

Peter Larcombe, Senior Conservation Ranger, Center Parcs says, ‘’Working in the Center Parcs forests, we are lucky enough to be able to listen to birds from the moment we start our day. Knowing that’s not the case for everyone, we thought what better way to share our daily soundtrack with people across the country than on a Twitter feed?

With Real Tweet Week we hope to encourage and inspire families to enjoy, listen out for and identify common tweets together and look forward to seeing which become people’s favourites this week.’’

Geoff Sample, sound recordist, comments, “There’s nothing more peaceful than the sound of birdsong and visiting the Center Parcs forests to record the birdsong was a delight to the senses. It’s great to be part of a project that seeks to share the beauty of birdsong, from the rousing dawn chorus to the fluting song of a blackbird.”

Richard Bashford, Campaign Projects Manager at the RSPB added, "We're excited to be tying up with Center Parcs as by helping people connect with nature, all helps to give nature a home. Real Tweet Week is about inspiring and engaging families with nature and wildlife and what better way in doing it, than with the musical sounds of bird song that surround us every day."