Birds Conservation Network

Help to conserve bird populations and preserve the interconnected relationship between people and nature.

Urban Bird foundation is engaging, educating and nurturing a broad-based constituency for BIRDS, PEOPLE and COMMUNITIES.

A better sustainable living for all

We seek a way forward to a healthy, sustainable planet for birds, people and their interconnected human and wildlife communities. Our work is rooted in the principles of sustainable development — social, environment and economics. We seek to instill in people everywhere that prosperity absolutely does not have to come at the cost of losing green space, wildlife and human health. In order to achieve strong, healthy and vibrant communities, we need to build connections to nature, not barriers against nature.

At Urban Bird, we understand the issues and we have bold, innovative and science-based solutions that are beneficial for bird populations, human health and economics.


Goals and Strategies

By 2020, Urban Bird will develop a broad-based constituency to preserve our connection to nature, the nation’s most important component of conservation, by working in partnership with others to:

  • Protect and restore species and their urban and suburban habitats;
  • Create, enhance and promote the sustainability of accessible green spaces;
  • Strengthen communities’ ability to conserve their natural resources and open spaces;
  • Transform policies to reduce local impact to habitat and bird populations;
  • Ensure the environmental, economical, educational and social values of nature are reflected in local, regional and national decisions; and
  • Mobilize people to support the conservation of urban and suburban birds.

“For conservation to last, we NEED to restore our connection and accessibility to birds and open space in urban communities.”

Scott Artis Executive Director


Source: Urban Bird is a project of Earth Island Institute
Director: Scott Artis

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People who want to help Urban Bird Foundation protect birds, other wildlife, and the green spaces they need to survive and we need to thrive. Join us in building a future that preserves the interconnected relationship between birds, people and nature.

Why support Us

We work to conserve one of the most important and impactful places on the planet — your community! This is a place where you live, work, relax and educate your children. This is where thinking globally and acting locally actually takes place. And your community is a place that has the power to significantly shape and change lives. Our team is active at every level — conserving birds and open spaces and reversing an unsustainable trend that is driving a wedge between our children and nature.

Birds, other wildlife and green spaces are essential to a healthy community. If we are to “Meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”, then we simply cannot ignore the health, environmental and social benefits of suburban and urban preserves and open spaces as well as their value in maintaining native bird populations. A new approach to conservation is required, and Urban Bird innovates at every step to ensure our projects foster lasting changes that benefit bird populations and positively affect your life.

Help make it happen!