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National Bird Day 2023 in the US Date: Know History and Significance of the Day Raising Awareness About the Safety and Security of Birds

Every year, National Bird Day is celebrated on January 5, which raises awareness about the safety and security of birds. National Bird Day is observed primarily in the USA and also in other parts of the world by bird lovers. Birds are sentinel breeds whose plight serves as a threat to the health of the ecosystem. We have noticed that many birds we have seen in the last few years have suddenly disappeared or become fewer. Species of the parrot, sparrow and songbirds are in danger of extinction due to pressures from the illegal trade of pets, habitat loss, and climate change. Most birds are either endangered or protected, mostly due to habitat loss or illegal pet trade. As we celebrate National Bird Day 2023, here is all you need to National Bird Day. National Bird Day 2023 in the United States: From Cedar Hill State Park to Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary, 5 Bird Sanctuaries To Visit for Spotting Different Species.

National Bird Day History

National Bird Day has its roots in the United States. The day has been observed every year on January 5. The origin of National Bird Day can be traced back to 1894 when Charles Almanzo Babcock, Superintendent of Schools in Oil City, Pennsylvania, announced the first holiday to celebrate birds as National Bird Day in the United States. Juvenile Bar-Tailed Godwit Breaks World Record for Longest Non-Stop Migration by a Bird; Flew for One-Third of Earth’s Circumference.

As per a few other records, National Bird Day was launched in 2002 in the United States and then spread to various other parts of the world, highlighting the importance of the birds. According to historical records, January 5 was chosen specifically because the annual “Christmas Bird Count” takes place on the same day. This annual survey has been happening in the USA for quite a time now and aims to provide information about the numbers and the birds’ health across the United States of America.

National Bird Day Significance

National Bird Day has great significance as the day raises awareness about the safety of all the species of birds which are on the verge of extinction due to a number of factors. The survival and well-being of the birds depend upon how we conserve nature and their habitat. National Bird Day is the day to create awareness or education about the need to improve the welfare of thousands of birds in captivity. On National Bird Day, people get a chance to learn about the different birds and the hardships and plights of these important animals. The day aims to educate people that the survival of birds depends on public awareness because together, we can initiate the change needed to create a healthier, more sustainable environment for them.

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