May 27th 2016 Pomme De Terre Park (Morris, Minnesota)
NATIONAL BIRD DAY
Nature lovers, bird lovers and bird watchers across the country annually recognize National Bird Day on January 5.
National Bird Day is one of several designated holidays celebrating birds.
Born Free USA emphasizes the importance of National Bird Day and lists it as a day to shine a spotlight on issues critical to the protection and survival of birds, both captive and wild.
National Bird Day was created to promote avian awareness.
According to Born Free USA, nearly 12 percent of the world’s almost 10,000 bird species are in danger of extinction.
Join over half a million avian admirers celebrate National Bird Day through a bevy of activities.
other bird-related activities
A particularly important National Bird Day activity is bird adoption. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper article, many bird enthusiasts celebrate by adopting birds on this day and educating future bird owners about the special issues involved with taking care of birds, including the “proper care, cleanup, noise and biting, feeding, diet and their need for daily interaction.”
There are approximately 10,000 species of birds.
For more information on National Bird Day, see:
HOW TO OBSERVE
Watch some birds and use #NationalBirdDay to post on social media.
In 2002 Born Free USA in coordination with the Avian Welfare Coalition launched the first annual National Bird Day.