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National Bird DayCelebrate National Bird Day with MAARS at The Raptor Center!

The Animal Protection Institute (API) in coordination with the Avian Welfare Coalition (AWC) is calling on activists around the U.S. to take action on behalf of captive birds by drawing attention to the exploitation of other countries' native birds by the U.S. pet industry on January 5 — National Bird Day.

National Bird Day is not only a good day to take time to appreciate the native wild birds flying free outside our windows, it is also a perfect time to reflect on how we treat the native birds of other countries. While we have enacted laws to protect our native birds — such as blue jays, cardinals, and crows — from commercial exploitation, we fail to recognize the inconsistency in allowing the pet industry to exploit the birds of other countries.


January 6: An Afternoon of Birds at The Raptor Center

Sunday, January 6, 2008
Noon–4:00 p.m.

The Raptor Center, 1920 Fitch Avenue, U of M - St. Paul Campus
(Parking in the Gortner Ramp is free.)

Come celebrate National Bird Day with us! Join The Raptor Center, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota, Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services (MAARS), Chicken Run Rescue, and Audubon Minnesota for an afternoon of birds!

See live raptors, enjoy informative programs, and learn about bird feeding in your backyard. There will also be children's activities all afternoon.

This event is free and open to the public!

Presentation Schedule

Noon–12:45: The Raptor Center

12:45–1:15: MAARS

1:15–2:00: The Raptor Center

2:00–2:30: MAARS

2:30–3:15: Chicken Run Rescue

3:15–4:00: The Raptor Center

More Information

For more details, call (612) 624-4745 or visit The Raptor Center web site. Click here for a map.



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Make any day National Bird Day with these t-shirts from the Animal Protection Institute (API) featuring the humorous work of Dan Piraro, creator of the popular Bizarro comic strip.


Bizarro National Bird Day T-Shirts


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