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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:



  • 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.


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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