Throughout 2015 and 2016 Audubon Minnesota worked with the cities of Hastings and Saint Paul to pilot the Bird City program.
We are grateful to these communities for their invaluable input during the development of program criteria and application materials. They were recognized as our first Bird City communities in 2016.
Read more below.
- Hastings designated Minnesota's first Bird City (Press Release)
- Hastings Gazette, April 27, 2016 - Hastings is Minnesota's first official Bird City
- Hastings Bird City narrative
- City of Hastings Birding web page
- St. Paul is Minnesota's Newest Bird City (Press Release)
- Pioneer Press, July 20, 2016 - St. Paul is now a Bird City of Minnesota
- St. Paul Bird City narrative
- Bemidji celebrates Bird City Minnesota designation
- Lakeland Public TV, July 2017 - Bemidji awarded Bird City designation
- Bemidji Bird City best practices