National Bird Day is a day to celebrate the joy that birds bring to our lives through the infinite beauty of their colorful feathers and the wonders of their many songs! I personally love to watch the birds in my back yard. I don’t have a great variety of birds but their are some robins, wrens, cardinals and a blue jay!
Why National Bird Day?
- The beauty, songs, and flight of birds have long been sources of human inspiration.
- Today, nearly 12 percent of the world’s 9,800 bird species may face extinction within the next century, including nearly one-third of the world’s 330 parrot species.
- Birds are sentinel species whose plight serves as barometer of ecosystem health and alert system for detecting global environmental ills.
- Many of the world’s parrots and songbirds are threatened with extinction due to pressures from the illegal pet trade, disease, and habitat loss.
- Public awareness and education about the physical and behavioral needs of birds can go far in improving the welfare of the millions of birds kept in captivity.
- The survival and well-being of the world’s birds depends upon public education and support for conservation.
This is the reason for National Bird Day. Join us!
There is even a contest for the best bird photo including a prize of $100:
E-mail a picture you have taken of a bird in the wild by the end of the day Jan. 31, 2013, and you will be eligible for the top prize: a bag of goodies from our online store worth more than $100. You’ll also receive prominent mention on our website.
The Information above on National Bird Day is from The National Bird Day Website at http://www.nationalbirdday.com/index.php.