Happy Bird Day to you! May 12th!
No, I didn’t know there was such a thing as International Migratory Bird Day either until very recently. It’s celebrated on the second Saturday of May in the United States and Canada. In Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean it’s celebrated in October. And if you stop and think about it, that makes pretty good sense. Migratory birds arrive in North America in Spring for the breeding season and arrive in other parts of the Americas in Autumn for wintering. So, different areas and countries celebrate during different seasons and on different dates to accommodate the birds’ movements and local celebratory events.
So, wish someone you know a Happy International Migratory Bird Day!
In case you are so inclined, you can find out more about International Migratory Bird Day at the Environment for the Americas website.