Today, 20th March 2010 has been declared for the first time as the World House Sparrow Day by Bombay Natural History Society. A day to bring back the memories of the almost extinct house sparrows in cities.
Having a day dedicated to the house sparrow shows how much the people are missing these busy birds. But aren’t all of us responsible for driving the sparrows away from houses / cities? They had enough of the noise and air pollution and like us they are not ready to adjust / compromise. Come Home Dear Sparrows should be the chant on our lips until they come in droves back home.
So the next time you drive out of cities do not forget to spot the humble sparrows. We were delighted to see hundreds of house sparrows in Mahrangarh fort, Jodhpur.