Let’s celebrate National Bird Day!
That’s right. Today, January 5, the birds have their day in the sun – or snow – depending upon where you live. So just what is National Bird Day all about?
First of all, there is an entire website devoted to National Bird Day. You can buy posters, watch videos and learn all sorts of cool things about our feathered friends.
Here are the top reasons they say we should celebrate birds:
- 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.
These are all very important reasons. I’m convinced. How about you?
Visit the website here to find out all the ways you can participate and get involved in National Bird Day from taking a quiz, sending e-cards or hosting a bird display. Have some fun with it and maybe help an endangered bird or two.
Happy National Bird Day!
Susan, Taurus and Gemini