According to the U.S. North American Bird Conservation Initiative’s 2022 State of the Birds report published in October, More than half of bird species in the U.S. are in decline, with plummeting populations across nearly all habitats.
How can you help? Here is Cooper with some actions you can take to help out our feathered friends.
Cooper is on her soapbox to spread awareness about National Bird Day. She hopes that bird lovers everywhere will celebrate their feathered friends by helping and/or learning about bird welfare and conservation. Cooper’s wish is that one day no bird species will be endangered or caged, and that all birds will fly free. Or waddle free (penguins). Or run free (ostriches). Well, you get the idea.
You can learn more about National Bird Day and ways you can be involved here.
Although I have a flock of 9 – I do believe that birds should not be pets. They were meant to fly free, be part of a flock, choose their mates and raise their young. I hope some day, breeders and pet stores will stop selling these beautiful creatures. Until that day, we now only adopt (Cooper is our only pet store budgie). Cooper and the flock hope that if you are considering adding a bird to your family, you check with you local humane shelter, rescue or even Craigslist. There are many unwanted birds out there who need a loving home.