World Parrot Day is celebrated annually on May 31st. It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate these attractive birds.
There are many threats to the population and wellbeing of parrots. Habitat loss, climate change, and wildlife trade are some of the main threats. Many parrot species are in decline.
World Parrot Day Significance
World Parrot Day presents an opportunity to highlight the threats faced by these stunning birds. You can celebrate this day in many ways. Since habitat loss is a huge threat to the parrot populations, you can plant trees. On this day you can also donate to the conservation projects, and discourage friends and family from keeping all wild birds.
World Parrot Day history and Origin
World Parrot Day was originally founded 2004 by the World Parrot Trust and has been adopted by many organisations aiming to promote parrots and highlight the threats they face in the wild. This day is held annually on May 31st
The EAZA Parrot TAG would like to promote the day with educational activities in zoos worldwide and to encourage zoo visitors to experience parrots – either in your local zoo or if you are lucky, in the wild.
Below are various open source materials and ideas which can be used to educate children and adults about how amazing parrots are and why they are threatened in the wild.
28% of Parrot species are threatened with extinction and more than half of the Parrot species are currently in decline… It is time for action. Celebrate World Parrot Day with us and join our efforts for parrot conservation.
Interesting Facts about Parrots
Let’s find out more about these amazing birds on World Parrot Day.
- The Kakapo parrot, a rare species found only in New Zealand, is the only flightless parrot.
- A group of parrots is called pandemonium.
- These fascinating birds have 4 toes on each foot, two pointing forward and two projecting backward.
- Macaws eat damp soil to neutralize chemicals in their fruity diet.
- Hyacinth Macaw is the largest of all parrot species. It has a wingspan of over 4 feet.