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!
Free Bird Journal – Hands-on Nature (Coloring & Identification Pages)
Go Bird Watching on National Bird Day and use this free bird journal as a way to learn more about different types of birds.
Types of Birdhouses for Different Birds
Not all bird houses are right for every bird. Attract beneficial birds to your garden by making a bird house that’s just right for them on National Bird Day.
How to Make a Kid’s Fun and Easy Bird Nest Activity
A great way to learn about how birds build sturdy safe nests is to try and do it yourself! This year on National Bird Day, try to create a nest that is safe and warm for an egg and you gain a new appreciation for the amazing job these feathered creatures put together without the use of hands and those oh so helpful thumbs!
Homeschool Preschool Bird Activity
Want to include your preschoolers on National Bird Day? Check out this really fun homeschool bird activity!
Mason Jar Bird Feeders
These Mason Jar Bird Feeders are fun, quick craft to do on National Bird Day!
DIY Bird Feeder
Use an old plastic gallon jug to make a bird feeder on National Bird Day!
Free Owl Crochet Pattern
Crochet these fun little stuffed owls, perfect for owl lovers of any age! You can make them in any colours you choose, use 3 colours for the best effect. Have fun making them on National Bird Day!
How To Make Gorgeous Fabric Birdhouses For Your Home
Want a cute craft do do to celebrate National Bird Day and also get ready to decorate your house for spring? Make these adorable fabric birdhouses!
Bird Letter Recognition Activity
Learning the ABC’s is so much fun with this hands-on Bird Letter Recognition Activity! Your preschoolers will practice identifying capital and lowercase letters as they feed the bird on National Bird Day.
Colorful Winter Bird: Northern Cardinal Lapbook & Unit Study
t’s easy to see why young and old fall in love with studying the Cardinal for National Bird Day. This Northern Cardinal Lapbook & Unit Study is a perfect way to learn more about this unique species of bird.
Songbird Upcycled Tin Can Wind Chime
The tin can wind chime is very easy to make and costs almost nothing. All you need are some old tin cans in a variety of styles and an old spoon or fork. Put some birds on it, and you have a beautiful decoration for National Bird Day!
DIY Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder | Guaranteed Squirrel Free!
Before you make some bird feeders on National Bird Day, make sure you learn how you can keep the squirrels out of them!
Tutorial For A Gorgeous Scrap Fabric Birdcage
If you often find birds, or you just like decorating with a bird theme, you should make these super cute DIY Fabric Birdcage Decorations for National Bird Day!
Bird Paper Bag Puppet Craft For Kids [Free Template]
This paper bag bird puppet is great for units studies on birds, Australian animals, and even just kids who love cockatiels! Kids can work on their fine motor skills while they’re creating this project. Plus, once they make the puppet, kids can use them to act out animal stories or tell a story of how birds migrate. It's a perfect way for kids to celebrate National Bird Day!
Free Bird Watching Journal For Kids
If you want your kids to enjoy learning on National Bird Day, you have got to grab this free bird watching journal for kids.
Books about Birds for Kids and Young Bird Lovers
In celebration of birds, here's a number of wonderful books about birds for kids that everyone will enjoy reading on National Bird Day. Watching birds is such an amazing way to connect with nature and appreciate the uniqueness of each species, let alone each bird.
Upcycle: From Tennis Ball Can to Bird Feeder
Have an old tennis can around? Turn it into a bird feeder on National Bird Day!
How to make a chicken feather wreath
If you have chickens or live near someone who does, you should make these cute Chicken Feather Wreaths to decorate for National Bird Day.
How to use Free Printables: Downstairs Toilet Makeover
Want to make your bathroom or another room have a bird theme? Check out these beautiful makeover for a downstairs bathroom and consider doing your own on National Bird Day!
Bird & Nest Letter Match Activity
This Bird & Nest Letter Match Activity is a fun, hands-on letter recognition resource that will help your preschoolers practice matching lowercase and capital letters and get involved on National Bird Day.
EASY BIRDSEED ORNAMENTS
With cardboard, peanut butter, and birdseed, kids and adults can both make these easy birdseed ornaments for National Bird Day.
Meringue Bird's Nest Cupcakes For Spring Or Easter
These adorable Meringue Bird's Nest Cupcakes make the cutest dessert for National Bird Day!
Easy Chinese Bird's Nest Soup Dessert
Traditionally one of the most sought after ingredients in Chinese cuisine, traditional birds' nests soup is a pain to cook. However, this steamed Chinese bird's nest soup dessert with goji berries in a coconut recipe is so easy, you'll love making it for National Bird Day!
Owl Love You Cake Pops
This year for National Bird Day, you should make these adorable Owl Love You Cake Pops! They're a great way to spread word about the danger so many birds are in.
Chocolate Pretzel Birds Nests recipe
For National Bird Day, you should make these Chocolate Pretzel Bird Nests. And guess what? They only have three ingredients!
Bird Nest Cookies
Bird Nest Cookies: These classic no-bake, chow mein noodle cookies with peanut butter and chocolate would make the perfect, easy addition to your National Bird Day party!
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