The Audubon Society of Pennsylvania is working with local municipalities to promote conservation and community-based actions to create a more sustainable environment for birds and people.
The Audubon Society provides the tools for residents, schools and businesses to make ecologically-friendly decisions, conserving energy and saving money. A Bird Town makes efforts to create communities where everyone is a steward of nature in their backyard and beyond.
The power of this program comes from individuals taking actions on their landscape and in their home to be greener, experience nature every day, and contribute the community's efforts to minimize environmental impacts. For example, by planting native plants and registering your property with Audubon, valuable data will be added to the town's scorecard that will continue to improve each year.
You and your family can become key players in the world of bird conservation! As neighborhoods work together, corridors of improved habitat will welcome returning spring migrants, letting us know we are on the right path!
The Audubon Society website has further descriptions of this program, as well as other important information about birds and birding programs in our area.
Active Bird Town programs are underway in our local communities, including (as of 9/2014):
BUCKS COUNTY: Doylestown Borough, Doylestown Township, Falls Township, Lower Makefield, Morrisville Borough, New Britain Borough, Newtown Township, Solebury, Springfield Township
MONTGOMERY COUNTY: Abington, Cheltenham Township, Lower Gwynedd Township, Marlborough, Upper Dublin, Upper Moreland, Upper Salford
LEHIGH COUNTY: Allentown, Bethlehem, Lower Macungie, Salisbury
DELAWARE COUNTY: Newtown Township, Radnor