5 January – Bird Day
It’s Bird Day! The study of birds has been a popular pastime ever since the Victorian Era, and the term “bird watching” first appeared as the title of a book in 1901. Millions of people across the globe consider themselves “bird watchers.” This is defined as anyone who has travelled for the primary purpose of observing birds or has closely observed and identified birds around the home.
Since the late 19th century, bird protection has become an increasingly important issue. Birds are among the most popular animals in the exotic pet trade, and most birds in captive breeding programmes are kept there solely for commercial gain.
What can you do to help put an end to bird captivity?