On February 23, 1994, John Porter (R-IL) proclaimed February as National Bird-Feeding Month when he read a resolution into the Congressional Record.
Below is shortened version of the formal resolution that he read.
“Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize February, one of the most difficult months in the United States for wild birds, as National Bird-Feeding Month. During this month, individuals are encouraged to provide food, water, and shelter to help wild birds survive. This assistance benefits the environment by supplementing wild bird's natural diet of weed seeds and insects. Currently, one third of the U.S. adult population feeds wild birds in their backyards.
In addition, Mr. Speaker, backyard bird feeding is an entertaining, educational, and inexpensive pastime enjoyed by children and adults. Bird feeding provides a needed break from today's frantic lifestyles. Adults enjoy the relaxation and peacefulness afforded by watching birds -- nature serves to relieve the stress and can get one's day going on a tranquil note.
Don't forget to register, and participate in this year's Great Backyard Bird Count. Held February 13th ~ 16th 2015.
Male Yellow-rumped Warbler
source: Gardening for Wildlife Thanks to Ron Patterson for his ongoing teachings about how to best help preserve our natural habitat for birds and other critters including us two-legged.
I am re-posting my recipe for bird cakes to honor this month. You might be amazed at who will show up to nibble at this special cake. Just click on the link below to view the recipe and see all the different birds that have visited my suet feeder.
Feedback is encouraged. Happy Birding!
Wishing Peace, Love, Health and Wealth to All...and Please Feed the Birds!