National Bird Day

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2024 DateJanuary 5, 2024
2025 DateJanuary 5, 2025

National Bird Day

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National Bird Day is a dedicated observance in the United States that seeks to raise awareness about the plight of our feathered friends. This commemorative day seeks to educate the public about the charming and diverse world of birds, focusing primarily on threats they face such as loss of habitat, the pet bird trade, and challenges in the environment such as pollution. The day also endeavors to promote bird conservation and advocate for the welfare of birds, both wild and domestic, by encouraging bird-friendly activities and bird conservation efforts.

The inception of National Bird Day traces back to 2002 when it was established by bird activists. It was born from the collaboration between Born Free USA and the Avian Welfare Coalition in response to the critical issues birds face across America. This observance acts as National reminder of the essential role that birds play in the ecological balance of our environments. Additionally, it hits close to home for many bird owners and enthusiasts in America, as it promotes responsible pet ownership and discourages the support of the pet bird trade, which often involves inhumane treatment and capture of wild birds.

National Bird Day is largely observed through educational and advocacy activities. Bird lovers across the country participate in bird-watching outings, educational seminars, bird-themed parties, and art contests. A growing number of schools incorporate activities centered on bird awareness into their curriculum on this day. Several bird rescue and conservation organizations organize events and fundraisers while individuals share bird photos, videos, and stories on social media to promote awareness. National Bird Day is observed annually on January 5th throughout the United States.

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Facts about National Bird Day

  • According to Thayer Birding, the rarest bird species on Earth are the:
    1) South Philippine Dwarf Kingfisher
    2) New Zealand Rock Wren
    3) Rufous Headed Hornbill
    4) Blue-eyed Ground-dove
    5) Cebu Flower Pecker
  • According to, three of the earths most endangered species are the:
    1) Kakapo
    2) Kiwi
    3) California Condor
  • One of the largest bird parks in the U.S is the National Aviary located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is home to over 600 birds.
  • According to Wild Life Florida, as of 2022, the most endangered bird in America is the Grasshopper Sparrow which only has 40 nesting pairs remaining.

Top things to do in the US for National Bird Day

  • Visit a bird sanctuary or conservatory to experience the beauty and diversity of birds.
  • Go birdwatching. It can be a fun and exciting experience to see your local wildlife. Be sure to keep the area clean and hospitable for the animals that live there.
  • Donate to a reputable charity or organization that works to protect birds like the American Bird Conservancy.

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