On January 5th of every year, nature lovers and bird watchers across the country recognize National Bird Day. National Bird Day is one of several designated holidays celebrating birds. The origin of National Bird Day dates back as early as 1894 when Charles Almanzo Babcok, who was the Superintendent of Schools in Oil City, Pennsylvania intended to have a day dedicated to advance bird conservation as a moral value.
The purpose of the National Bird Day is to bring attention to the plight of our feathered friends, particularly birds that are not native and are captive.
Birds not only add beauty to our planet but also play a crucial role in the ecosystem, pollination and seed dispersal.