National Bird Day

National Bird Day

When is Bird Day celebrated?

There are many days when it comes to celebrating birds. The first one would be Bird Day, which the US Library of Congress claims started on May 4th, 1894. This day is the oldest of them all and was started by Charles Almanzo Babcock who was the superintendent in a Pennsylvania school district.

It took over 15 years, until 1910, for the holiday to become celebrated at all. It was often celebrated alongside Arbor Day. Both holidays are used to help with the conservation of forests and teach people about environmentalism. Due to the fact that so many people adore birds, there have been several days that are made in order to celebrate them.

National Bird Day

This day is different than Bird Day and is celebrated on January the 5th. This day is meant to showcase how badly birds in captivity, especially the pet industry, are treated. So this day educates people about how these birds are treated so that people can take action when considering purchasing a bird. Although this day is called a “national” day, it is not recognized by Congress.

International Migratory Bird Day

Birds can travel hundreds of miles north and south each year as the temperatures change. The day changes each year, but is known to be on the second Saturday in May in the U.S. and Canada but on the second Saturday of October in Central and South America. This day is meant to simply observe the birds, and keep food out for them during their long flights.

Fun Fact

The House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) is the most common bird in the world.



National Bird Day



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