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February 5, 2023

National Bird Day

by Dr. Kathleen Hall
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Today we emphasize the importance of National Bird Day as a day to shine a spotlight on issues critical to the protection and survival of birds, both captive and wild. Nearly 12 percent of the world’s almost 10,000 bird species are in danger of extinction.

Join millions of us bird lovers today by celebrating National Bird Day through many activities:

  • bird-watching, also called birding is the sport of gazing at birds with binoculars
  • studying birds
  • educating others
  • other bird-related activities

A particularly important National Bird Day activity is bird adoption. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper article, many bird enthusiasts celebrate by adopting birds on this day. They also educate future bird owners about the special issues involved with taking care of birds, including the “proper care, cleanup, noise and biting, feeding, diet and their need for daily interaction.”

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