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National Bird Day (January 5)

Check out the weird holiday National Bird Day on January 5. Learn the history of Bird Day, as well as get ideas on how to celebrate.

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History of National Bird Day

Bird Day is celebrated on January 5th each year, and it is a relatively new holiday.

Bird Day was first started in 2002 by Born Free U.S.A. and the Avian Welfare Coalition. Their purpose in establishing the holiday is to focus on that fact that almost 12% of all bird species in the world are under the threat of extinction. Birds are a vital part of ecosystems across the world.

There are over 10,000 bird species in the world, which means that 1,200 of them are threatened to become extinct. To help with this, one particularly important Bird Day activity is bird adoption. According to an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, many bird enthusiasts celebrate by adopting birds on this day.

Birds have been celebrated for millenia by all cultures across the world. For example, many Native American tribes hold specific bird species as sacred. The bald eagle is the country bird for the United States of America.

Ideas for National Bird Day

Other than adopting your own bird or going bird watching, here are some fun ideas to celebrate Bird Day!

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