Posts Tagged ‘National Bird Day’

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Why am I wishing you a Happy Bird-day?

January 5, 2017

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“National Bird Day is on January 5 each year, as it’s scheduled to coincide with the end of the annual Christmas Bird Count. The Christmas Bird Count has been going on for more than a decade. It lasts three weeks and is the longest running citizen science survey in the world that helps to monitor the health of our nation’s birds. Birders and the public go out and count as many birds as they can see during the count.

The reason National Bird Day falls on January 5 is that, for three weeks, the country is focused on native birds and wild populations. Once that period ends, we begin to focus on captive birds (who mainly consist of bird species that are native to other countries, but who are kept in captivity in the U.S.). January 5 is the new beginning for captive birds!” – more facts and activities here

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What am I celebrating today?

January 5, 2016

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National Bird Day is an annual holiday in the U.S., with half a million adherents who celebrate through birdwatching, studying birds, smoking birds, bird drinking games including ‘bird date’ and other bird-gang activities. (Wikipedia)

Take the bird call quiz here.

Because it is tattoo Tuesday, here is a tattoo of a black and white warbler on a dedicated birder

 

Birds Tattoo Contest during the Biggest Week of American birding organized by Black Swamp Bird Observatory. Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center, Oakland, Ohio. May 14th 2015.

Birds Tattoo Contest during the Biggest Week of American birding organized by Black Swamp Bird Observatory. Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center, Oakland, Ohio. May 14th 2015.

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