Today in History–May 4–the Library of Congress features Bird Day, first celebrated on this day in 1894. Pennsylvania school superintendent Charles Almanzo Babcock initiated this celebration, in conjunction with Arbor Day, to help encourage conservation training, particularly among young people. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more resources related to birds.
The First Bird Day America’s Library
More birds images
U.S. Supreme Court Saves the Birds Iron County register. (Ironton, Iron County, Mo.), 08 July 1920
From the Serial Set: Birds and the Law In Custodia Legis September 15, 2021
The Legal History of Pigeons In Custodia Legis September 15, 2021