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- Nearly 12 percent of the world's 9,800 bird species may face extinction within the next century, including nearly one-third of the world's 330 parrot species.
- Many of the world's parrots and songbirds are threatened with extinction due to pressures from the illegal pet trade, disease, and habitat loss.
- Public awareness and education about the physical and behavioral needs of birds can go far in improving the welfare of the millions of birds kept in captivity.
- The survival and well-being of the world's birds depends upon public education and support for conservation.
National Bird Day is on January 5 each year, as it coincides with the end of the annual Christmas Bird Count. The Christmas Bird Count has been conducted 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. During 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!
10 things you can do to make your bird happy: http://www.nationalbirdday.com/a_happy_bird.php
10 things you can do to keep birds safe: http://www.nationalbirdday.com/ab_windows_birds.php
Fairfield County's Giving Day
Thursday, 1 March 2018
For the 5th year, Fairfield County's Community Foundation is thrilled to organize our region's biggest philanthropic event -Fairfield County's Giving Day.
Last year, over 13,000 community members united and gave $1.45 million to 414 nonprofits!
More Information Coming Soon!
11th Annual FeatherFest
The Connecticut Parrot Society
Saturday, March 24, 2018
10am to 5pm
Elks Club: 44 Maynard Street, Middletown, CT 06457
Catherine’s Butterfly Party
Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 12-4 pm
Fairfield Hills Campus: 3 Primrose Street, Newtown, CT
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