We honor our feathered friends on several holidays called Bird Day in the United States. Oil City, Pennsylvania Superintendent of Schools, Charles Almanzo Babcock, established the first such holiday in 1894. This was the first holiday in the United States dedicated to the celebration of birds. Babcock founded the day, observed annually on May 4th, to advance bird conservation as a moral value.
Other Bird Holidays and known dates of celebration:
- National Bird Day is celebrated in the United States on January 5 of each year.
- International Migratory Bird Day is celebrated on the second Saturday in May
- World Bird Day is celebrated on the second Saturday in May.
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Bird Day was established by Charles Almanzo Babcock in 1894.
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