Bird-Friendly Communities

Bird City Minnesota

Healthy communities for birds and people
Blue Jay Photo: Diana Douglass/Audubon Photography Awards
Bird-Friendly Communities

Bird City Minnesota

Healthy communities for birds and people

Transforming the places where people live and work into habitats where birds thrive. 

Bird City promotes and celebrates communities that fulfill specific criteria which improve bird habitat, reduce threats to birds and engage their citizens in conservation action. Bird City provides a roadmap for communities to incorporate the needs of birds into their overall planning and operations.

Bird City helps birds by:

  • Restoring, protecting and improving bird habitat
  • Reducing threats such as window collisions, free-roaming cats, toxins and harmful human activities, often due to a lack of understanding of birds’ needs
  • Engaging people in learning about, enjoying and helping birds thrive

Our program in Minnesota is modeled after the successful Bird City Wisconsin and Bird Town Pennsylvania programs. We are now piloting the program with several interested cities in order to streamline application procedures and materials. For more information, email Joanna Eckles, Bird-Friendly Communities Manager.

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