Press Release

Springfield, Massachusetts, and Seattle Become Newest Urban Bird Treaty Cities

Today Seattle, Washington and Springfield, Massachusetts become the newest of twenty-eight cities that have earned the Urban Bird Treaty City designation.

The Urban Bird Treaty Cities program is a collaborative effort between federal, state, and municipal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions to create bird-friendly environments and provide citizens, especially youth, with opportunities to connect with nature through birding and conservation.

As part of their designations, the cities will undertake a host of activities, including creating a wildlife garden at the Springfield Science Museum, and designing a Springfield birding trail map, developing a bird-friendly buildlings program, and creating a citizen science website where members of the public can contribute to a better understanding of migratory birds.

More information on the  Seattle Urban Bird Treaty City and  Springfield Urban Bird Treaty City

Last Updated: May 8, 2017