Seattle is officially an Urban Bird Treaty City! HHH is so proud to have been part of the dynamic team working together to conserve and protect the Pacific Flyway – a migratory super highway for birds!
On May 5, 2017, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) joined Seattle Audubon, Audubon Washington, Heron Habitat Helpers, Seattle Parks and Recreation Department, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and other partners to sign a treaty designating the City of Seattle as an Urban Bird Treaty City.
What is the UBTC? From US Fish and Wildlife website:
The Urban Bird Treaty program emphasizes habitat conservation through invasive species control and native plant restoration; hazard reductions through bird-safe building programs; citizen science activities involving bird and habitat monitoring; and education and outreach programs that give people, especially youth, opportunities to learn about and appreciate birds and participate in their conservation. Other key features of the program include constructing schoolyard and backyard habitats, learning about and adopting sustainable practices that benefit birds, and providing opportunities for wildlife and natural resource job skill and career development for young people.
Hey kids 5 – 18 years old – get creative and design a poster to celebrate Seattle becoming an Urban BirdTreaty City! Submissions due by June 30. Details on image below.
Learn more about birds: https://www.fws.gov/birds/grants/urban-bird-treaty.php