Today is international migratory bird day in which the whole world takes a moment to realize the importance to the planet of birds, migration routes and the need to protect the environment.
Celebrate by taking a migratory bird to lunch! Find out what kind of birds are likely in your area today and what kind of foods they like to eat and put some around your yard to say "Hey, migratory birds! Welcome to my neighborhood! Here, take a load off and have a snack."
You can read more about the day here.
Find out more about the birds you can see at the Petrified Forest National park in Arizona here.
You can read more about what bird-related events are going on in Dubai here.
The illustration is by famed naturalist Charles Harper.