January 5th National Bird Day

If you love birds today is your day. They are generally speaking very pretty to look at, some have pretty singing voices and they make good pets unless they are wild to start with. Some can even talk, some will cuddle with you and nearly all of them are curious about what you are doing though few care why you are doing it. So if you like birds at all, enjoy the day. If you live in a cold climate, good luck finding any wild ones to see this time of year. If you have any as pets, particularly the kind that can talk… don;t teach them to say “Here, kitty, kitty” if you also have cats!

How to celebrate – See how many birds you can name. Determine which is your favorite bird. Remember some birds are on the endangered list so treat them with care.

September 17th National Pet Bird Day

Over six million homes are filled with the joyful music pet birds bring into them. They are assisted by the Bird Enjoyment and Advantage Koalition group which yes, their initials do spell out BEAK. Koalition is apparently a word used in Europe for alliance or unity. Do be prepared though in make a pet of a bird. They are fun and delightful to listen to but they do make a huge mess. And if they do talk, never teach them to say “Here kitty, kitty.”

How to celebrate – Check out all the birds you can make pets out of. Birds have been pets since the 4000 BC, your not getting a totally exotic pet. Make sure your bird has plenty to eat and clean water to drink.

May 20th National Endangered Species Day

There is no doubt that animals worst enemy is man. We kill them for food, sport and because we want their homeland to build new homes and businesses for ourselves. So it’s only natural that we should be responsible to keep the endanger species alive in the world since we are the ones destroying them. Today is celebrate on the third Friday of May and proclaimed by the US Congress in 2006. It is supported by the National Wildlife Foundation and the US Fish and Wildlife Organizations. It would be a shame to see so many creatures of the earth disappear because we just didn’t care.

How to celebrate – Support wildlife organizations in anyway you can. Learn which creatures are endangered in your area. Zoos are not endangered species enemy, support them in their efforts to keep species alive.

April 27th International Crow and Raven Day

April 27th International Crow and Raven Day

Edgar Allen Poe would be proud of this day, never more! The Crow and the Raven are a part of the Corvidae species (No, not Covid) along with Magpies and Jays. They are scavengers, like most birds of prey, and carry a bad attitude persona mainly due to Poe and farmers who try to keep any of these birds away from their crops. The Raven is about twice the size of a crow but otherwise they look nearly identical, except for a slight beard. Since both C rows and Ravens are dark they are often included in stories that give them a fear factor above other birds.

How to celebrate – Read Poe’s works. Build a Scarecrow to keep these birds away. Study the Corvidae species.

April 25th World Penguin Day

Penguins are native to Antarctica, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Peru, The Falkland Islands and the Galapagos Islands. The rest of the world must see Penguins in their zoos if they want to see them. Penguins do not fly, rather they walk, or waddle, or swim to get where they want to go. Only the penguins of the Galapagos Islands live north of the equator. They were first reported by man in the 1760 as exploration expanded.

How to celebrate – Be aware that some penguins are considered in the endangered species. Visit the Galapagos Islands. Read about all the different types of penguins.

April 14th Look Up At The Sky Day

With as many hazards as today could create, look up at the sky to see what you might normally miss! There is always something going on above our heads, some good, some bad but we miss them by constantly looking down. There are birds, planes, planets, stars, clouds, UFO’s, satellites, monkeys … well if you can name it, it’s probably up in the sky. Pay more attention to what’s there today, you might find it worth your time and very interesting.

How to celebrate – Look up at the sky. (Sunglasses might help) Get a partner to look with you so one can watch ground level while the other looks up. Figure out what the shapes of clouds above you look like.

February 20th Love Your Pet Day

This should really be every day of the year, not just the 20th of February, but if you have to put a day out there to remind you then I guess this day is just as good as any other. For the most part, you picked your pet and they fell in love with you because you cared for them. They may not always act the way you would like them to, but still, they love you, you should love them back; they really ask for little more. I have the greatest dog ever and it’s all because someone gave her up because she played with and tore up their shoes. Their loss, I won.

How to celebrate – Love your pet. Take them to a park unless they are a bird or another leash-less animal. Give your pet a special treat, just for them.

February 3rd Feed The Birds Day

If you want to have birds visit you in your backyard you need to feed them. This is particularly true if you live in colder climates where birds find hunting for food very difficult on the snow covered ground. The day was created by Bob Matthews of Holiday Insights and The Gardener’s Network in order to ensure our feathered friends have enough food to survive the winter.

How to celebrate – Feed the birds. Learn what birds eat. Take pictures of the wildlife that makes your backyard a home.

January 5th National Bird Day

They sing for us, keep the insect population down and poop on our cars… what don’t you like about birds!?! Actually they are kinda cool and how many times have we wished we could fly like them? Well, maybe not Superman or Supergirl, but most of us anyway. Today is the National day to watch and enjoy birds! And if you really want something to do, name as many of the between 9,000 and 10,000 species of birds you can name.

How to celebrate – What is your favorite type of bird? Go on a nature walk. Migrate just like the birds do.

February 3rd Feed The Birds Day

Sometimes we do not think about the fact that birds, and other animals, have to eat just like we people do. During the winter months, in the northern states, this can be difficult for them. Covered in snow and ice, the ground is too hard to dig through, so most birds generally go south to find food. As the ground begins to thaw, birds will start returning to their normal settings. If you live in this environment, put out food for them to welcome them back (otherwise it is possible they may just go on by). That is, of course, if you want them to return.

How to celebrate – Buy a bag of bird food. Get a bird feeder. Enjoy your favorite bird’s song.