Every year on March 20, the world celebrates World Sparrow Day to increase awareness of Sparrow bird. The purpose of the day is to increase public awareness of the risks facing popular urban birds like the house sparrow and other species. The larger goal of World Sparrow Day is to create a forum for networking, collaboration, and the exchange of conservation ideas, which will advance knowledge and produce better outcomes for the protection of common birds like the House Sparrow. 

World Sparrow Day 2023: History

The Nature Forever Society (NFS) of India, the Eco-Sys Action Foundation (France), and countless other national and international organisations worldwide have joined forces to create World Sparrow Day. 

World Sparrow Day 2023: Theme

The theme for World Sparrows Day this year is "I Love Sparrows." The theme highlights the importance of cherishing and protecting these small birds. 

The International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List classifies the house sparrow as Least Concern (IUCN).

Unique traits of Sparrows | Interesting Facst about Sparrows

  • Sparrows exist in both male and female varieties, which can be identified by the colour of their feathers. 

  • Sparrows are very gregarious animals. They are sometimes referred to as flocks and dwell in colonies.

  • Because there is always food available to them, sparrows can quickly adapt to living in human communities. When people construct their bird feeders, these critters learn to accept food that is given for them by humans.

  • They can speed to a top speed of 31 miles per hour in an emergency, although they typically fly at about 24 miles per hour.

  • Although not being considered aquatic birds, sparrows can swim very quickly to avoid predators. 

  • Although though sparrows are not considered to be territorial creatures, they are fiercely protective of their nests from other sparrows.

  • Sparrows are thought to be very little birds. It weighs between 0.8 and 1.4 ounces and can range in length from 4 to 8 inches. They can readily squeeze into the tiny holes because of their small bodies.

  • Sparrows form their nests mostly under roofs, bridges or tree hollows.

  • The males are in charge of building the nests, and while they are doing so, they make an effort to entice females in case they want to continue building and mating.