Conservation

Protecting birds and their habitats

Photo: Georgia Wilson

Why Birds?


Birds are an important part of a healthy functioning ecosystem. That holds true not only in remote protected forests or restored prairies but in urban and suburban environments as well. Besides being essential, birds are also beautiful and accessible. For many urban residents, enjoying nature often means watching birds.

Minnesota is located on the Mississippi Flyway – a key migration flyway for millions of birds and hundreds of species. Our lands and waters are especially important to a number of species we refer to as Stewardship Bird. The Golden-winged Warbler is perhaps our premier example. Our state’s northern forest region encompasses only 12% of the species’ entire breeding range but 42% of its global population.

Bird-Friendly Communities
Bird-Friendly Communities

Creating Bird-Friendly Communities

People in urban areas play a critical role in fostering healthy bird populations

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Protecting Water for Birds and People
Water for Birds and People

Protecting Water for Birds and People

Ensuring people and birds have access to clean water

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Shaping a Healthy Climate
Climate

Shaping a Healthy Climate

Birds are at greater risk due to the impacts of climate change

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How you can help, right now