Buzzards Day is on March 15, and we’re here to inform you how to celebrate it in the most appropriate manner. Do you know that it has been more than 64 years since it was observed that buzzards return from their annual winter migration to the south at the same time each year? Buzzards Day was established to honor the annual return of these magnificent birds from migration. It is especially popular in Ohio due to the historical significance of buzzards in the region.
The background of Buzzards Day
In 1957, Walter Nawalaniec, a patrolman for Cleveland Metroparks, reported to Robert Bordner of the Cleveland Press and Miss Eunice Morton of Richfield that he had observed that the buzzards returned each year on the same day after their migration. Even though he was aware that the buzzards returned annually at the same time, he was delighted to discover that they did so on the same calendar date. This also held true in leap years.
In that year, nearly 9,000 visitors arrived to witness the birds’ return from their expedition. Buzzards Day was created as a result of the yearly influx of thousands of bird enthusiasts to Ohio to witness the return of the buzzards. The Chamber of Commerce decided to extend a special greeting to these birds. To celebrate the arrival of spring and the return of animals, a traditional American breakfast of sausage and pancakes was prepared. Since then, pancakes and sausages have been enjoyed for brunch on Buzzards Day.
Buzzards are a magnificent bird species with characteristics not found in other scavengers. For instance, buzzards produce sounds throughout the year. However, there is a minor distinction between the American and international usage of the term buzzards. Buzzards in the United States refer to turkey vultures, which are a subspecies of New World vultures. In other regions of the globe, buzzards are classified as Old World Vultures. The term refers to hawks or buzzard hawks in North America.
BUZZARDS DAY ACTIVITIES
Make the Buzzards Day brunch unique.
Buzzards Day would not be complete without the traditional American fare of pancakes and sausages. Therefore, begin the day by preparing delectable pancakes and sausages and having a wonderful time with your family.
Share it on social networking sites.
Inform everyone that you will be celebrating Buzzards Day. Create and share a social media post about buzzards, facts about their migration, and the commemoration of Buzzards Day. You can also upload related images and videos.
Learn more about vultures
Enhance your Buzzards Day celebrations by perusing and collecting additional facts about buzzards. You can also view documentaries about these incredible bird species. This day is an excellent opportunity to learn more about birds and the animal kingdom in general.
5 essential facts about buzzards
Carl Linnaeus first formally characterized buzzards in 1758 in “Systema Naturae.”
Buzzard subspecies include Archer’s Buzzard, Forest Buzzard, Madagascar Buzzard, and Himalayan Buzzard.
Buzzards are classified as Buteo, which means they travel through the air using their broad wings.
In contrast to other migratory birds, which only vocalize during the reproductive season, common buzzards are vocal throughout the year.
Greater and more aggressive than buzzards, Northern Goshawks are the buzzard’s greatest foe.
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