you're looking for something to do today then maybe you should step
outside because it's National Bird Day! Today's the day you
to reflect on the effects the pet industry and habitat destruction have
on these little, winged creatures. Let's get right into
celebrating National Bird Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Who doesn't love the sounds of birds chirping? Unless of
you're not ready to wake up yet. The songs, flights and
this winged creatures have captured out attention for a long time, but
almost 12% of the world's bird species might face extinction in the
next century. That's pretty crazy to think that 12% of the birds we see
today might be gone in the near future!
Some birds may go extinct
for natural reasons but a lot of them are threatened by the pet trade
industry and habitat destruction. So bird activists set up
holiday so we'd take time to reflect on these issues at least once a
year. While some birds like cardinals and blue jays are safe from the
pet trade, not all birds are protected. Birds are meant to
free, outdoors and today is the day you should go appreciate the songs
of the wild, native birds near you.
So how can you celebrate this day? If you have your own bird
then maybe you should liven up their diet a little bit. Give them a
little more than just seeds. Birds actually like grains, beans, fruits
and vegetables too! Maybe you could get your bird a bigger
or give them extra time to fly around your house outside of the cage
today. And I bet your bird wouldn't mind a nice new toy either ;).
You could also give them a perch by your computer or TV so
can hang out with you during the day and brighten up the room their
cage is in by letting sunlight in. And if you're really
brave, let them go free in a protected area.
If you don't
have your own bird then go out in your backyard or a local park and
observe some of the native birds in you area. Bring your camera,
binoculars and some bird food with you to make it a really successful
day. If there are ducks or geese in your area then why not feed them
some bread? You'd be surprised at the variety of birds that
swoop in for a beak full of seeds. I bet they'll even sing
song as thanks. I've seen a variety of birds in my backyard
range from cardinals, blue jays, orioles to even woodpeckers!
When you get out and actually pay attention to the birds
you you start to appreciate them a little more. You could
take today to educate yourself on the pet industry and the destruction
of birds' habitats. Then you can see if there's anything you can do to
help out our winged friends! Have a great day and enjoy the