National Bird-Feeding Month is recognized and promoted annually by the National Bird-Feeding Society (NBFS) with support by the Wild Bird Centers of America.
The NBFS was created to help make the backyard bird feeding and watching hobby better - for people and wild birds. NBFS presents information and news about the wild bird feeding hobby on its website at www.facebook.com/birdfeedingsociety.
In 1994, Illinois Congressman John Porter introduced a resolution into the Congressional Record which began: “Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize February, one of the most challenging 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 birds’ natural diet seeds and insects.”
Millions of wild bird enthusiasts now traditionally make special efforts in February to feed, watch and protect wild birds. Over 50 million people regularly feed wild birds in the USA, long recognized as one of the most popular outdoor activities for adults and children too.