Protecting birds and their habitats
Photo: Georgia Wilson
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.
People in urban areas play a critical role in fostering healthy bird populations
Ensuring people and birds have access to clean water
You can help us ensure Minnesota is a stronghold for birds
Help secure the future for birds at risk from climate change, habitat loss and other threats. Your support will power our science, education, advocacy and on-the-ground conservation efforts.
You can volunteer with Audubon Minnesota and help support birds.