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  • The United States of America declares January 5 as National Bird Day to raise awareness of the significance of birds to our ecosystem.


  • Since 2002, National Birds Day has been celebrated in America. This date was chosen because it also happens to be the day for the yearly Christmas Bird Count. The national holiday is observed in America where people join hands together to gain details about the quality and condition of the birds in the United States of America.

National Birds Day 2024: Theme

  • The theme of the National Birds Day 2024 is ‘Right To Fight’. It signifies the flight of a bird that represents freedom.
  • With this campaign, the Avian Welfare Coalition Alliance intends to diminish the suffering of birds by raising public attention to the damaging bird trade, the real factors of cruel bird breeding mills and the ways of working on the government assistance of birds currently in captivity.

Significance and celebrations:

  • The living conditions of birds have degraded a lot due to manmade issues. From deforestation to climate change to global warming to habitat loss, the birds have lost their homes and that lost their quality of living conditions.
  • National Birds Day falls on the yearly Christmas Bird Count day – the world's largest citizen science project that counts the wild birds in the United States of America.


Q. National Bird Day, observed annually, is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of avian conservation and celebrating the diversity of bird species. Consider the following statements regarding National Bird Day:

1.National Bird Day is observed worldwide on the same date.

2.The day aims to highlight the significance of protecting bird habitats and preventing their illegal trade.

3.India observes National Bird Day on January 5th to coincide with the birth anniversary of a renowned ornithologist.

4.The Bald Eagle, a symbol of the United States, is often associated with National Bird Day.

Select the correct statements using the codes below:

A) 1 and 2 only

B) 2 and 4 only

C) 3 only

D) 2 and 3 only


B) 2 and 4 only