Birds have a special place in our hearts, which is why we celebrate them on National Day on January 5 every year! While the birds are amazing, they are also a giant group of particularly endangered animals. In addition, the phrase "canaries in the coal mine" is named after birds for a reason - they are our planet's environmental health barometer. The fact that illegal livestock trade threatens many bird species, disease and habitat loss means that it becomes more important to raise public awareness about the needs of birds.
National Bird Day, celebrated on January 5, is to draw attention to the plight of our feathered friends, especially birds that are not native to the United States and are in captivity. This holiday is also a good day to spend a few minutes of your day appreciating the beauty and diversity of these animals.
However, National Bird's Day should not be confused with Bird's Day - one of the oldest bird holidays in existence. Bird Day is an annual holiday held in the United States on May 4 and has been around since the late 19th century. It is time for people not only take time to enjoy the many beautiful species that exist around them, but also a day to remember how important birds are to the environment.
The history of National Bird Day
Whether they are the star cardinals of your backyard or the pigeons that fly back and forth in the park, the birds hold a place of passion, love and adoration in our hearts. . A certain astonishment can only be exploited when watching an eagle soar. Unfortunately, most birds are endangered or protected; this is mainly due to loss of habitat or illegal pet trade.
That is why the Poultry Welfare Coalition founded National Bird's Nest Day: to raise awareness about the difficulties and a crisis of these important animals and how we can start the change in need needed to create a healthier, more sustainable relationship with them.
National Bird Day is a holiday that has been celebrated for more than a decade. January 5 is chosen because it coincides with the annual Christmas of the birds. This bird population is one of the longest-running citizen science surveys in the world and helps track the health of birds in the United States. The Christmas bird count lasts 3 weeks and focuses on native bird populations. On January 5, the happiness of the birds in captivity is also honored.
Facts about Birds
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, there are nearly 10,000 different species of birds. Of these species, nearly 900 of them are on the verge of extinction and four have been considered extinct in the wild.
Archaeopteryx lithographic is considered by scientists to be the earliest known bird species. A transitional animal extends the distance between reptile and bird, and therefore has the characteristics of both.
Ostrich is the largest bird on the planet. These birds can reach a height of 9 feet and weigh up to 350 pounds. While others cannot fly, they can run up to 45 miles per hour.
How to celebrate the National Bird Day
- Read the Audubon book
The Birds of America, created by John James Audubon, is both a work of art and an honorable work of scientific mastery.
- Build an aviary
Birds need housing, just like any other animal. As we continue to deforest vast forests on the planet to grow, we are compelled to create aviary to compensate - even if only a small fraction - of the habitat loss they face on a daily basis.
- Feed some birds
Halve the grapes, nuts and seeds. If you have some trail mix, you do not want anymore, the bird will love you. In fact, if you have chicken, you can actually feed them most of the food and leftovers on the table and they will devour it.
ObservedNational Bird Day has been observed annually on January 5th.
Sunday, January 5th, 2020
Tuesday, January 5th, 2021
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Thursday, January 5th, 2023
Friday, January 5th, 2024