For the Birds…
Sharing Our Properties with PA’s Winged Wonders
Your property may already provide for birds and contain important habitat elements: mature trees, woodlands, unfarmed fields, a diverse landscape. Now, Audubon Pennsylvania along with the Longswamp Township invites you to become a part of a growing network of Pennsylvania landowners who care about birds and their allies.
The Bird Habitat Recognition Program allows any property owner – residential, school, business, or public park – to register the property with Audubon and join a community of property owners interested in sustainable landscaping. Applicants only need to have the presence of at least 25% native trees and shrubs on the property and a source of water accessible for birds.
There is no charge to join the Bird Habitat Recognition program and attractive yard signs are available to applicants as a gift for a tax-deductible donation to Audubon Pennsylvania. For more information, contact Steven Saffier at (610) 666-5593 x112, or register online at http://pa.audubon.org/habitat.
In the continuum of “backyard” conservation ecology, Audubon Pennsylvania will soon introduce Bird Town, PA, a program in which entire townships can register and receive regular assessments of tree coverage, carbon sequestration, water conservation, bird resources and other sustainable measures. Bird Town PA is contingent on the number of individuals registered in Bird Habitat Recognition so each property is an important part of the larger mosaic.