Nov 22, 2014

USA: Event. 1/5 is National Bird Day. Act Now to Protect Birds!

National Bird Day
From: "Born Free USA Newsletter" <>
Date: Nov 20, 2014 6:09 AM
Subject: Act Now to Protect Birds!

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November 20, 2014

Help birds—and spread the word!—for National Bird Day

National Bird DayDear Liz,
Join Born Free USA in celebrating birds on Monday, January 5, 2015 for the 13th annual National Bird Day: a day to shine a spotlight on issues critical to the protection and survival of birds, both captive and wild.
Born Free USA has assembled fun, free activities and information to help you honor birds at Created by Born Free USA and the Avian Welfare Coalition, this annual campaign focuses on educating people to fight the international trade in wild birds, raising awareness about standards of care for pet birds, and promoting a deeper respect for and understanding of global avian conservation issues.
Take action for birds with these easy ideas:
  • Participate in our kick-off event: a poetry contest for children and young adults! Bird lovers from ages 5-18 are welcomed to write a poem around the theme "Poetry Uncaged," reflecting the plight of exotic birds in captivity and the dangers faced by birds in the wild.
  • The beloved children's book, Lucky, tells the inspiring true story of Lucky the lorikeet. Purchase a copy for your child, donate one to your local library or school, or, if you know a teacher, order a Teachers Pack.
  • Request your city Mayor to officially recognize January 5 as "National Bird Day" in your city or town! Click here and scroll down to #6 for more info.
  •  Download, print, or order the 2015 National Bird Day poster to help spread the word.
Watch for more actions to take flight as we get closer to National Bird Day, like our special blog series (beginning December 2) written by Born Free USA's resident avian expert, Barry MacKay, which will appear on the National Bird Day website.
Let's celebrate our feathered friends—and fight for their humane treatment—on January 5! Think Outside the Cage!
For the animals,
Claire LaFrance, Program Associate
P.S. Organize a National Bird Day event in your school, library, neighborhood, club, or back yard—and please add it onto our calendar! And, check out other activities you can do to celebrate birds on National Bird Day (and every day).
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