BIRD FRIENDLY CITY

Started in 2019, Nature Canada is leading a Bird Friendly City program to help cities and towns across Canada to become bird friendly.  

A Bird Friendly City is a community where: 

  • Key threats to birds are effectively mitigated; 

  • Nature is restored so native bird populations can thrive; 

  • Residents are actively engaged in admiring and monitoring local bird populations; 

  • Organizations are creating events to protect birds; 

  • Progressive municipal policies are created to protect urban bird populations; and 

  • A Bird Team has been created to oversee and lead these initiatives. 

 

There are three levels of certification as a Bird Friendly City based on the number of actions taken. Nature Canada is aiming to certify 30 eligible cities as a Bird Friendly City by World Migratory Bird Day 2022. Nature Regina and Nature Saskatchewan would like Regina to be certified, and are working together towards this goal.  

A Bird Team for Regina is underway, and is comprised of individuals from different walks of life. Bird Team members will collaboratively identify Bird Friendly City criteria currently in place in Regina, and priority action items that need to be addressed. Members can then choose priority action items to support and campaign around. Our first workshop will be in 2021. 

Learn more about how Regina can become a bird-friendly city.

Learn more about cats and birds: Keep Cats Safe and Save Birds Lives.

If you are interested in volunteering or being on the Bird Team, contact natureregina@gmail.com.   

Image by Candi Foltz