National Bird Day is celebrated annually on January 5th to coincide with the National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC). “The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation.” Their annual bird count is a citizen science survey that has been active for over 100 years and helps monitor the health birds in United States.
Bird Life International reminds us that “The benefits birds bring us aren’t just cultural. Birds play an essential role in the functioning of the world’s ecosystems, in a way that directly impacts human health, economy and food production – as well as millions of other species.”
Capturing a photo of a colorful bird in the wild makes me happy. Below is a photo of a bee-eater in Botswana and a photo of a puffin in Iceland.
What good can we do?