About National Bird Day
National Bird Day, which has American origins, has been celebrated annually on January 5th since its inaugural event in 2002.
This particular day was chosen because January 5th also happens to be the day of the yearly "Christmas Bird Count." This yearly national holiday has been observed in the USA for quite some time. The findings offer details on both the quantity and condition of birds across the United States of America.
Each year, millions of birds are captured from the wild or produced in captivity for commercial profit or human amusement, only to languish in conditions that fail to meet the instinctive behavioral and physical needs of these wild animals.
The Avian Welfare Coalition’s National Bird Day campaign aims to reduce the suffering of birds by raising public awareness of the destructive bird trade, the realities of cruel bird breeding mills, and ways to improve the welfare of birds already in captivity.
- Did you know? If crows think that they are being watched when they hide their food, they’ll go back later and hide it somewhere else.