National Bird Day

“Birds are a miracle because they prove to us
there is a finer, simpler state of being
which we may strive to attain.”
Douglas Coupland

National Bird Day

Yesterday was the 14th National Bird Day. Why do we have a National Bird Day? To celebrate the beauty, songs, and flight of birds, because birds have long been a source of human inspiration.

Sadly, 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 serve as our barometer of ecosystem health and alert system for detecting global environmental ills.

In fact, many of the world’s parrots and songbirds are threatened with extinction due to illegal pet trade, disease, and habitat loss.

We all need to be aware of the physical and behavioral needs of all birds to improve 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.

This is why we celebrate National Bird Day.

Shine On

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11 thoughts on “National Bird Day

  1. I always appreciate how you are spreading awareness about nature. I always enjoy and definitely recognize the first bird twittering in spring. And I love to listen to the birds all the warm season long in the mornings and evenings. How would we all miss that!

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  2. The pet industry does do a lot of damage. Thankfully, there are domestic breeders that have relieved the stress of wild caught birds. In some cases, like with the Hyacinth Macaw, they’ve started a breeding program, and then release them back into their habitat.

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  3. I did not know that today is National Bird Day! Thank you so much for this most informative post. Today, I’m going to pay more attention to the birds of my neighborhood since I’ve read this. Have a great day! 🙂

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