Application Process Is Ongoing

How to tell if your community is a candidate to become a Bird City:

Recipients of Bird City Wisconsin recognition will receive two street signs that can be displayed at entrances to the community. (They also may purchase additional signs.)

First time applications: Word | PDF

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In browsing our site, you will see that our plan is a simple one: Bird City Wisconsin is patterned after the nationally recognized Tree City USA. Currently, Wisconsin boasts 180 Tree Cities, ranking the state third in the nation. Bird City Wisconsin will certify urban/suburban/rural communities that apply and successfully meet criteria for education, habitat management, species management, and limiting or removing hazards to birds.

Through meeting these criteria, a community will take actions that benefit birds while earning an array of awards: highway signs, a flag, and a plaque.

We believe that citizens who have an opportunity to live in or already are living in a Bird City will take pride in this fact and not only urge their governmental officials to participate in the Bird City program but also will take individual actions to benefit our birds.

The application process is now open. It's time for municipal officials, as well as conservation-minded groups and individuals, to take stock of the situation and to do what it takes to make their community the next Bird City Wisconsin.

When a community is initially certified as a Bird City Wisconsin, the following items will be provided free of charge to publicly celebrate that recognition:

  • Two, 22"x 25" street signs with the Bird City Wisconsin emblem;

  • A 3' x 5' all-weather Bird City flag that can be flown at a prominent civic location;

  • A recognition plaque suitable for display at the municipal center;

  • A special page on the web site devoted to the community's bird conservation achievements;

  • An electronic Bird City Wisconsin logo/emblem that can be used on appropriate municipal web sites and printed materials, as well as the web sites of partner organizations and local businesses.

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