National Bird Day
There are many species of birds all over the world. From parrots to parakeets, cardinals to doves. Different people have different relationships to the different species of birds. One could imagine there being many National Bird Days around the globe, each serving a different purpose and possibly varying by location.
This day is also known as National Bird Day. It is observed primarily in the United States. This is different than occasions like International Migratory National Bird Day or World Migratory National Bird Day.
It’s also important to note that these are named after the avian friends and not Senator Robert Byrd.
Although the term “National” might seem a little misleading, it is not a US national holiday. An Act of Congress is needed for a day to be considered a national holiday. There is no evidence of this happening. Regardless of what Congress may think, National Bird Day is still a delightfully named day.
Get ready to celebrate National Bird Day and learn more!
Charles Almanzo Babcock was the superintendent of schools in Oil City in Pennsylvania and declared 1894 the first United States holiday to honor birds. Babcock was passionate about bird conservation and his idea for the National Bird Day caught on. Babcock’s National Bird Day became International Migratory National Bird Day. It is celebrated every May.
However, this National Bird Day is not related in historical terms. This version of National Bird Day was established to mark the end of the mid-21st-century Christmas Bird Count.
National Bird Day was established at least partially to raise awareness about captive birds. The Avian Welfare Coalition is behind this day. They work hard to increase awareness about birds captured in captivity or produced in captivity for profit or amusement.
It is likely that Aunt Marjorie’s pet parrot, penguins at the Columbus Zoo and the turkey that gave its life to be a Thanksgiving dinner guest are included. A holiday that marks the conclusion of three weeks of focusing attention on wild birds during the Christmas Bird Count should be able to focus on captive birds.
Our goal is to inform people about the harmful tendencies of the bird trading, cruelty of bird breeding farms, and ways that we can help improve the lives of birds already in captivity.
Are you looking for ways to celebrate National Bird Day in your area? This list can be a great place to start. You can try some of these ideas, or create your own.
Birds are valuable for many reasons. They are an important part of nature’s ecosystem. Many birds sing, and some even look beautiful! Although many birds can be eaten by humans, it seems odd to hunt quail in honor of National Bird Day.
You don’t need to go to the zoo. Instead, visit places where birds live and thrive in their natural environments. This could be as simple as taking a walk through the forest wearing bird-watching glasses and hoping to see some unusual birds.
Others might find this a way to build a vacation to exotic places to view tropical birds in their natural habitats. There are many Eco-tour companies that offer limited viewing opportunities to those who wish to travel the world to see parrots in Guatemala and Tenerife, Belize, Honduras, and other countries.
Bird lovers have many ways to celebrate National Bird Day. To let family and friends enjoy a night out while learning more about National Bird Day, host a party or charity event. Enjoy a meal and a documentary together. Then, let people know how they can donate to support bird conservation efforts.
If things go on as they are, 12 percent of all bird species in the world could be extinct within the next century. This includes almost a third the 330 species of parrots. Things aren’t looking much better for many species of songbirds and other penguin species, such as the kiwi bird. Habitat destruction and pet trading are the two largest threats to their extinction. It’s a great way to celebrate the day by learning more about birds and then sharing information with family and friends about their current situation. Because bird survival depends on the public’s awareness and support of conservation efforts around the globe.