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Let’s celebrate National Bird Day!

Posted by SusanStokes on January 5, 2014


That’s right. On January 5th, the birds have their day in the sun – or snow – depending upon where you live.  So just what is National Bird Day all about?

Following are the top reasons some say we should celebrate birds:

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  • The beauty, songs, and flight of birds have long been sources of human inspiration.
  • Statistics show 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.

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These are all very important reasons to celebrate and protect our feathered friends.  I’m convinced.  How about you? 

Happy National Bird Day!

Susan, Taurus and Gemini

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