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National Bird Day - A Day For Our Feathered Friends

Today is the day of the birds. Today is the annual national bird day. The bird day doesn't only explain about exploitation of birds but also talks about how birds can be a source of inspiration to humans. The national bird day (January 5th) is marked as a holiday in the United States and was established in 1984 by Charles Babcock, the superintendent of schools in Pennsylvania.

On national bird day (January 5th) millions of adherents celebrate through studying birds, watching flight of birds, singing bird songs etc. Another very important aspect of the national bird day is the bird adoption. A special brief on how to take care of birds will be given for the bird owners on January 5th by bird care experts. The very reason for dedicating a day for these feathered friends is because nearly 12 percent of the world's bird species is facing extinction within the next century.

Birds play a major role in balancing the ecosystem so it is important to educate people on the illegal bird trade, bird disease and many other problems that are leading to the extinction of these flying creatures. Meanwhile, In the united kingdom, the national bird day is celebrated on January 22nd. Also, the international migratory bird day is celebrated in the US and Canada in the month of May and in Latin American Countries in the month of October.

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Story first published: Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 9:16 [IST]
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