By offering public recognition for communities that fulfill specific best practices, Bird City encourages the planning and creation of Bird-friendly Communities.
To become a Bird City, communities must:
- Complete a checklist documenting actions they have taken to meet 7 of 18 Best Practices in 3 categories (Habitat improvement, Threat Reduction, Citizen Engagement). Each best practice can be fulfilled with one or more actions.
Pass a resolution recognizing a day of their choice as International Migratory Bird Day and host a public event to celebrate the day.
Submit application materials, supporting documents/photos and an application fee ($200).
Bird City communities receive a mounted plaque, a 3’ x 5’ flag and two 18” x 24” road signs featuring the Bird City Minnesota logo.
Please contact us if you are interested in applying to be a Bird City.
Read more about the benefits of becoming a Bird City.