Nature lovers, bird lovers and bird watchers across the country annually recognize National Bird Day on January 5.Every January 5th is usually used to celebrate birds of different species especially native or captive species.It take birders and the public to go out and count as many birds as they can see during the count. There are approximately 10,000 species of birds. The most commonly kept species in captivity in the U.S;
Passeriformes – Canaries finches, mynahs, and Pekin robins
Psittaciformes – Parakeets, cockatiels, parakeets, conures, Quaker or Monk parrots, Amazons, cockatoos, lories/lorikeets, Eclectus parrots, African greys, macaws, love bird,
Columbiformes – Pigeons, doves
Piciformes – Toucans
National Bird Day is one of several designated holidays celebrating birds, activities like
- studying birds,
- educating others.