World Sparrow Day is an international holiday dedicated to sparrows. This day is intended to raise public awareness of these small and beautiful birds that we meet every day on the streets of cities. Their pleasant chirping will not leave anyone indifferent! The holiday is celebrated every year on March 20.
The story of World Sparrow Day begins with the Indian organization Nature Forever, which took the initiative to establish the holiday. It was also joined by various organizations from around the world that work to preserve nature and the environment. It is believed that the holiday began to be actively celebrated after 2010.
The head of the Indian organization was Mohammad Dilawar, who paid great attention to the care and preservation of the large population of sparrows in the city of Nashik. The purpose of the holiday is to tell people more about these birds, to hold various conferences of ecologists and conservationists, and to analyze the overall biodiversity of sparrow species.
- Sparrows feed mainly on seeds of weeds, and they feed their chicks on various small insects. Researchers have calculated that having sparrows in the neighborhood increases yields on the property by 28% because there is less pest activity and fewer weeds.
- The sparrow’s heart rate during flight reaches 1,000 beats per minute.
- Sparrows were introduced to the United States from Europe in the second half of the 19th century. They have been a constant companion of people in American cities ever since.
- The Passerine Division includes about 5,000 species of birds.
- There are about one billion sparrows around the world.
How to celebrate
Learn more interesting information about sparrows on World Sparrow Day. Feed them with bread crumbs or build a birdhouse for them.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if there are many sparrows in their city.
When is World Sparrow Day celebrated in 2023?
World Sparrow Day is observed on March 20 each year.