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National Bird Feeding Month

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About National Bird Feeding Month

When is National Bird Feeding Month? February

February is National Bird Feeding Month. If you feed them, they will come. Mid-winter is a tough time for backyard birds. Snow often covers their food source, while at the same time food supplies are dwindling. A reliable high-energy supply of bird seed is essential, to provide the energy your backyard birds need to survive the long-lasting extreme cold in February.

People of all ages participate in bird watching and bird feeding. About one-third of the U.S. adult population feeds wild birds in their backyards. The percentage is much higher for seniors.

National Bird Feeding Month is supported and promoted by many national and local bird support groups, including the National Bird-Feeding Society (NBFS) and the Wild Bird Centers of America.

It is easy to participate in National Bird Feeding Month. If you haven’t hung up your bird feeder yet, what are you waiting for? If you don’t have a bird feeder, what are you waiting for? Purchase a feeder and bird seed. Then, hang it up today. Your backyard birds will entertain and reward you, as they feed from your feeder.

Bird Feeding Tip: If you are new at bird watching and bird feeding, hang the feeder in a strategic location where it can easily be seen from the comfort of your chair or sofa.

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History and Origin of National Bird Feeding Month

National Bird Feeding Month dates back to February 23, 1994. On this date, a congressional proclamation was issued by Congressman John Porter (R-IL), as he read a resolution into the Congressional Record.

Here are a couple of key statements from that reading:

“Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize February, one of the most difficult months in the United States for wild birds, as National Bird Feeding Month. During this month, individuals are encouraged to provide food, water, and shelter to help wild birds survive. This assistance benefits the environment by supplementing wild birds’ natural diet of weed seeds and insects. Currently, one-third of the U.S. adult population feeds wild birds in their backyards.” Congressman Porter went on to say: “In addition, Mr. Speaker, backyard bird feeding is an entertaining, educational, and inexpensive pastime enjoyed by children and adults.”

National Bird Feeding Month is a true “National” event, as it is supported by a congressional proclamation.



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