Charles Almanzo Babcock

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Charles Almanzo Babcock (born 1849, date of death unknown) was a late-nineteenth-century superintendent of schools in Oil City, Pennsylvania.[1][2] He is credited[2] with launching Bird Day, a day to celebrate birds in American schools, on May 4. The first Bird Day was celebrated in Oil City schools in 1894,[3] and by 1901 the practice was well established.[4]


  • Bird Day: How to prepare for it (1901)


  1. ^ Doughty, Robin W. (1983) Wildlife and Man in Texas Texas A & M University Press, College Station, p. 174 ISBN 0-89096-154-9
  2. ^ a b Armitage, Kevin C. (2007) "Bird Day for Kids: Progressive Conservation in Theory and Practice" Environmental History 12(3): pp. 528–551
  3. ^ "The First Bird Day: May 4, 1894" America's Story from America's Libraries
  4. ^ "Bird Day for Children: Eight States Have One and New York Educators Want It" New York Times 21 April 1901

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