Today is "World Sparrow Day"

@nomus24g (15064)
India
March 19, 2017 2:15pm CST
The sparrows are on the verge of extinction and hence the need of the hour - "World Sparrow Day"...rampant urbanization, increase in mobile towers have caused enormous threat to this species. Every year 20th March is observed for them, to increase awareness to save sparrows.
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@allknowing (54665)
• India
20 Mar
They were all over the place here in my younger days specially in shops where rice bags and other cereals were kept open. The shop keepers allowed them to peck there. My friend used to keep feed on her window sill and flocks of them came for it. But now I do not see a single one although I have countless others visiting our garden
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@nomus24g (15064)
• India
20 Mar
I still have a couple visit my potted plants on 8th floor..once in afternoon
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@allknowing (54665)
• India
20 Mar
@nomus24g Is there no way to see that they multiply?
@nomus24g (15064)
• India
20 Mar
@allknowing they will multiply in natural circumstances..but what we can do is restrict them from getting substracted...the radiation from mobile towers are the biggest threat to these small creatures..n unfortunately we have these towers everywhere, both in Urban n Rural setup
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@amadeo (43817)
• United States
19 Mar
that is wonderful there.We have a lot in our feeder.I think that they are Sparrow?
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@nomus24g (15064)
• India
19 Mar
they are chirpy little sweethearts...
@amadeo (43817)
• United States
19 Mar
@nomus24g chirpy like us.LOL
@nomus24g (15064)
• India
19 Mar
@amadeo may be
@epiffanie (8351)
• Australia
22 Mar
Oh really? .. I didn't know that there is a World Sparrow Day .. I din't even know that sparrows are on verge of extinction .. We have so many sparrows here in our area .. but thanks for bringing awareness ..
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@nomus24g (15064)
• India
22 Mar
your area must be sub-urban or country side...this threat is more so on Urban side
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@epiffanie (8351)
• Australia
23 Mar
@nomus24g yes we are lucky to live away from concrete jungle ..
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• India
20 Mar
Yeah you are apt ,with urbanisations and modernization we have lost some many species,hope we can save them from our little efforts
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@nomus24g (15064)
• India
20 Mar
Mobile tower radiation is the key threat to their existence...and these towers are everywhere, both urban n rural
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• India
20 Mar
@nomus24g yeah that's true
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@OreoBrownie (3335)
• Winder, Georgia
19 Mar
I didn't know this.
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@nomus24g (15064)
• India
19 Mar
now you know :)
• Greece
19 Mar
It is good to spare a thought for sparrows and I am surprised that they are endan gered. There are plenty of them residing in the guttering on my roof but I do not live in an urban area.
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@nomus24g (15064)
• India
19 Mar
the mobile tower radiation is one of the major cause of these species getting evicted from urban areas...else few years back these chirpy guests were a common sight to any urban building rooftops
@silvermist (15385)
• India
19 Mar
@nomus24g Yes,sparrows need to be saved.I did not know today was world sparrow day.
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@nomus24g (15064)
• India
19 Mar
yes, that's why 20th March is being observed to increase awareness among people...
@flpoolbum (2396)
• United States
19 Mar
Sparrows are so cute! I remember watching some of them just hopping around.
@nomus24g (15064)
• India
19 Mar
they are decreasing in numbers worldwide