February 18th Special Days - Featuring 32+ Bird Counting Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 0 comments
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Image: Yellow Bird on Branch, by Jill Wellington on Pixabay

February 18th is... Great Backyard Bird Count, National Battery Day/Volta's birthday, National Drink Wine Day, International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day (2001), Cow Milked While Flying in an Airplane/Elm Farm Ollie Day, National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day, National Thumb Appreciation Day, National Hate Florida Day, International Asperger's Day, National Flirting Day, Pluto Day/Pluto Discovered (1930), Gambia Independence Day, St. Bernadette's Day (France), St. Fra Angelico's Day

More Special Days: Travel Africa Day

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

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Image: National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America (National Geographic Backyard Guides), by Jonathan Alderfer (Author), Paul Hess (Author). Publisher: National Geographic; National Geographic Backyard Guides edition (March 15, 2011)Great Backyard Bird Count
-- Thousands of volunteers nationwide track the number and types of birds living near their homes. Results help researchers monitor species in trouble. Co-sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology.

Read: National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America
-- No matter where you live — in the country, city, a high-rise or house — this handy guide will quench your curiosity about the feathered creatures in your midst. It features 150 of the most common and interesting birds likely to be observed at backyard feeders, nesting nearby or just migrating through. An indispensable visual index of all 150 species appears on the inside front and back laminated covers, making identification a snap. Core species on everyone's list—such as robins, woodpeckers, bluebirds, and chickadees—are featured in two-page spreads including practical tips with additional imagery.

Image: Bird Journal: A Purple Themed Bird Watching Logbook, Notebook, Journal, Diary And Guide Perfect For Birders And Birdwatchers, Great For Adults And Kids, by Eden Publishing (Author). Publisher: Independently published (January 8, 2019)Bird Journal: Bird Watching Logbook -- This bird watching journal will help you connect with nature, learn about birds and their ecosystem which will make you experience and appreciate the natural wonders around us. Write down the name, date, location, weather, time and species plus what you observed about the bird and its actions in this journal. There's also a space to put the bird's picture or drawing and it comes in a cute portable size perfect to carry about.

Image: Compact Binoculars 10x25 - SGODDE Waterproof Binocular Weak Light Night Vision Folding High Powered Clear Binoculars Lightweight Bird WatchingCompact Binoculars 10x25 -- Contemporary style, lightweight and compact, you can put it into your pocket to go where you want to go! Fit for hunting, hiking, exploring, viewing, sailing, bird watching, concert, outdoor sports, etc.

Bird Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Identifying and Feeding Birds (Peterson Field Guides/Bird Watcher's Digest Backyard Bird Guides Book 1) | Kindle Edition with Audio/Video | by Bill Thompson III (Author). Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition (September 22, 2010)
Identifying and Feeding Birds
Amazon Freebies:

🐦 Free Birds ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🐦 Read Birds ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🐦 Free Birds apps

🐦 Free Birds games

🐦 Free Birds digital magazines

🐦 Listen to Birds Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🐦 Watch Birds Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🐦 Listen to Birds Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🐦 Free Alexa Skills | Birds

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🐦 Great Backyard Bird Count Resources

🐦 Great Backyard Bird Count 2020-Resources and Printables

🐦 The Great Backyard Bird Count | Printable Tally Sheets

🐦 Avibase - Bird Checklists of the World

🐦 Get the GBBC Poster

🐦 GBBC Social Media Images to Download

🐦 Get Started with the Great Backyard Bird Count

🐦 Great Birding Apps

🐦 Learn About Birds

🐦 Great Backyard Bird Count Data Form

🐦 50 Bird Species and the Sounds They Make

🐦 How will you #BigGardenBirdWatch?

🐦 More Bird Resources for Backyard Bird Count

🐦 A huge list of free, public domain bird books at Fisher Academy

🐦 All About Birds | Online Bird Guide

🐦 Nifty Fifty State Bird Guides

🐦 Counting With Birds Worksheets and Teaching Resources | TpT

🐦 Birds Worksheets | All Kids Network

🐦 FREE! - Spring Birds Scavenger Hunt Activity

🐦 Birds Theme Activities and Printables

🐦 Free Color Crow Clip Cards

🐦 Free Feed the Bird Math Activity

🐦 Free Bird Worksheets

Thumb Appreciation Day
- Opposable thumbs are what separates humans from most mammals. For the next 24 hours, try using only your fingers. You will soon learn how much you love your thumbs!

National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day
- First of all, I had no idea people even stuffed their flounder with crab. Is this some sort of regional delicacy I'm not aware of? As someone who isn't a fan of seafood, this isn't a day I would celebrate anyway, but I thought I would have at least heard of this day in my web travels, but it's a new one on me.

Pluto Day/Pluto Discovered (1930)
- Pluto was discovered by astronomer Clyde Tombaugh in 1930 at the Lowell Observatory at Flagstaff, AZ. It was given the name of the Roman god of the underworld. It was considered the ninth planet of the solar system until 2006 when astronomers reclassified it as a dwarf planet.

Cow Milked While Flying in an Airplane
- Elm Farm Ollie became the first cow to fly in an airplane. During the flight, which was attended by reporters, she was milked, and the milk was sealed in paper containers and parachuted over St. Louis, MO.

National Battery Day
- Just imagine where the world would be without batteries. We'd still be using a crank to start our automobiles. We'd have to cart around long extension cords to bring the boombox to the beach. And, forget about hand-held games. They'd never be popular tied to an electrical outlet. Today is a good time to appreciate the power of batteries in our everyday life.

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