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I’ll be sound asleep and thus will miss out on the First Annual International Dawn Chorus Day, a worldwide celebration of spring and the return of migratory birds, including D.C.’s official bird, the jailb—excuse me, the wood thrush. This custom comes to us from England—well-known for eccentric behavior—where it is called “Songrise.” Here, as there, early “birders” will greet the day to a “chorus” of songbirds, frogs, and insects—think of it as an Eno record on Windham Hill. Following the bug band, the human songbird Al Petteway will scare everything off with some folk music. From 6 a.m.-noon at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, on Anacostia Avenue between Douglas & Quarles Streets NE. FREE. (202) 426-6905. (Dave Nuttycombe)