Today is National Bird Day, as established by Born Free USA/Animal Protection Institute and the Avian Welfare Coalition. Although not technically a “National” holiday, as that designation requires an act of congress, National Bird Day is now in its 9th year of spreading awareness about the ecological importance of birds, their physical and behavioral needs, and the impact of the pet industry on bird populations worldwide. Ways to celebrate the day include birdwatching, bird adoption, educating future bird owners about the special issues involved with taking care of birds, and other avian-related activities. Click on the banner for more information.
You can get in on the fun and learn more about our feathered friends at your local library. You might also be interested in perusing this recent post about backyard birds by one of my DCPLive colleagues.