This holiday celebrates the lives of our feathered friends from the tiny hummingbird to the largest of birds the ostrich. In an effort to promote avian conservation and awareness Born Free and the Avian Welfare Coalition first launched this annual holiday in 2002. Bird come in amazing colors like fluttering rainbows and are found in every part of the world from the hottest of deserts to the frozen arctic. Who doesn’t like to see our colorful friends when we go to the zoo, park or beach? With both beauty and song humans have been inspired by birds throughout the ages. Why January 5th? National Bird Day was scheduled to coincide with the annual Christmas Bird Count, a citizen science survey in the world that monitors the health of our nation’s birds.