“Today, nearly 12 percent of the world’s 9,800 bird species may face extinction within the next century, including nearly one-third of the world’s 330 parrot species.”

With climate change, ever-growing habitat loss and a host of other threats, many bird species will face challenges over the next century. Make it a 2015 goal to help avian conservation and raise awareness.

Consider volunteering at a wildlife center or donating some money to an organization the helps with conservation efforts like the National Audubon Society or the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Read more about National Bird Day

What is your most memorable experience with birds? Let us know in the comments!