Bird Day / Always on May 4
Bird Day is the oldest of the days set aside to recognize
birds. According to the U.S. Library of Congress, Bird
Day was first observed on May 4, 1894. It was started
by Charles Almanzo Babcock, superintendent of
schools in Oil City, Pennsylvania. By 1910, Bird Day
was widely celebrated, often in conjunction with
National Bird Day / Always January 5
National Bird Day was established by bird activists. It calls upon
people to recognize the plight of captive birds. It also draws
attention to exploitation of birds in the U.S. pet industry. On this
day, organizers suggest we reflect upon the conditions of birds
held in captivity. On National Bird Day take the time to
appreciate the native wild birds flying free outside our windows
and make an effort to learn about birds both in the wild and our
International Migratory Bird Day /
Always the second Saturday in May
International Migratory Bird Day celebrates the
incredible journey that migratory birds take each
year. They travel thousands of miles between breeding
grounds in North America, and their winter homes in
Central and South America. Organizers say this is a
day to both support, and to increase awareness of conservation efforts in support of migratory birds. A non-profit organization working to increase awareness of birds and their conservation throughout the Western Hemisphere. Take a field trip into a woods to look for and enjoy migrating birds. http://www.birdday.org/
Ways to Celebrate Bird Holidays
- Plan a Bird watching day outing for your family.
- Go to the Library and get a picture book about birds in your area. Show your kids the pictures and see if they can identify the birds in the yard.
- Visit the pet section at Wal-Mart and buy a bag of bird seed. Sprinckle the bird seed on the ground and enjoy watching the birds flock and feed.
- Buy a beautiful bird feeder for back porch or hang right outside a window. Enjoy watching the birds feed up close. They are beautiful!
Grow Plants to attract Birds!
Transform your backyard into birdland with this A-to-Z compendium of useful information and tips. Best-selling author Sally Roth covers everything you need to know, from migration patterns and feeding to territorial fights and water gardens. Kids and adults will find fascinating lore throughout and be inspired to try one of the many projects right away. -Learn how to identify more than 50 varieties of birds and understand their behavior and songs -Learn what to do when you find a baby bird that's fallen from its nest -Tips and plans for building all sorts of feeders, nesting boxes, and birdbaths. Create your own bird caf! -Recipes for custom blends of birdseed plus special treats like Chickadee Doughnut Delights and Christmas trees for birds -Discover why birds love yards with moss -Find out what you need to plant a birdseed garden and discover the 25 best plants for birds -Plans for bird-friendly water gardens, flower gardens, and hummingbird gardens
Find your State Bird. At some point in your state legislature's great history, they voted on a state bird. Most likely, it is a native to the state.
Birding is the fastest growing wildlife-related activity in the U.S., and even conservative estimates put the current number of U.S. birders at 50 million. According to the New York Times, some authorities predict that by 2050 there will be more than 100 million—and the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America will be the essential reference for field identification and the cornerstone of any birder's library. This is the ultimate, indispensable bird field guide—comprehensive, authoritative, portable, sturdy, and easier than ever to use.
Among the the new edition's key elements and practical improvements: Every North American species—more than 960, including a new section on accidental birds—classified according to the latest official American Ornithologists' Union checklist 4,000 full-color illustrations by the foremost bird artists at work todayand newly updated range maps that draw on the latest data New durable cover for added protection against adverse weather, plus informative quick-reference flaps that double as placemarkers New reader-friendly features like thumbtabs that make locating key sections faster and easier, and a quick-find index to direct users straight to the information they need.
Send Free Bird Day E-Greeting!
Hey! It's Bird Day! Time to speak out for all those birds who are bred in captivity. It's the time to protect them and set them free. If you are a bird lover, it's a day for you. And even if you are not, well, you can still spread the message. It is also the perfect excuse to reach out to your dear ones. Get chirpy with our ecards. Send Free Online Greeting Cards to your friends & loved ones. ALL cards are absolutely FREE !!! - Send Greetings now!
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