In 2020 9th May is observed as the world migratory bird day. World migratory bird day’s objective is to create awareness and highlight the need to conserve migratory birds and their habitats. This day creates awareness in three major areas. One is it creates awareness about the threats faced by the migratory bird. The second one is it creates awareness of the ecological importance, and the third one is creating awareness of the need for conserving the resources in our ecosystem.
History of World Migratory Bird Day
World Migratory Bird Day was first observed in the year of 2006, and the United Nations established it. Every year world migratory bird day will observe on the second Saturday of May. This day was started to be observed to create awareness and to protect the migratory birds. So this was the awareness campaign that was created by the United Nations.
Things to do on World Migratory Bird Day
- Create a bird-friendly habit
Hundreds of birds are suffering from a single person’s behavior that destroys natural resources. It includes cutting down the trees, spitting chewing gums on the ground, improper blade disposal, etc. So, take a resolution that the above-mentioned behaviors and start a bird-friendly habit and follow it.
- Stop using harmful pesticides.
The chemical pesticides and other chemical substances like paints, wood preservatives, flea collars, and disinfectant affect the birds and keep them away from that situation. If possible, try to stop using those chemical substances; if not, avoid it to the maximum extent.
- Avoid throwing plastics
The plastics which are thrown away by the human being create a problem for the birds. Sometimes, the bird’s peak will stick into the plastic covers or ropes that the human being thrown, so avoid throwing plastics and appropriately dispose of them.
- Be a bird person and start to feed them.
It is good to be a bird person, and there are a lot of things that you can get admired by the birds. So if possible, be a bird person. Daily you can keep a bowl of rice and water in two different bowls and keep it on your terrace or balcony. Instead of doing a bad thing to the bird, start a nice thing that you can do.
Why Everyone Loves World Migratory Bird Day?
- Birds have a special place in everyone’s heart.
Birds are the ones that are liked by most people, and they have a lot of things that can mesmerize a man. They do a lot of cute things, and they make crazy sounds.
- Birds developing ecosystem
Every time when the bird has fruit or something, it swallows the seed also, and during its excretion, the seed comes out, and it will start to grow. So in a lifetime, a bird at least grows hundreds of trees and plays a vital role in building the ecosystem.
So on this national migratory bird day, start a good habit that is bird-friendly and try to follow it. Create awareness for your friends by uploading things about the migratory bird.
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