Cedar Hill is proud to partner with the Dallas/Fort Worth Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Cedar Hill State Park, Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, and Wild Birds Unlimited to unite the community with a shared purpose – to make the community healthier for birds and people. Living in a Bird City means conservation and education advocates must work with residents, business owners, and elected officials.
In receiving the designation, Cedar Hill exhibited leadership in 3 categories: Community Engagement, Habitat Protection, and Threat Reduction. The 3-year Bird City Texas certification for the community lasts through 2026.
Resources for Birding Enthusiasts:
- The Audubon Bird Guide App is a handy tool. You are able to Add Sighting in the app to make it quicker and easier to keep track of the birds you see and share details about your latest sighting with friends and family. Now everyone can enjoy pictures and sounds of your favorite spring birds—all you have to do is share the link.
- According to Audubon’s 2019 climate change report, ‘Survival By Degrees,’ up to two-thirds of North American birds are vulnerable to extinction due to climate change. The good news is that there are plenty of opportunities to protect birds from this existential threat, and Audubon members have been leading the way for years. Thousands of people asked how they could help make the world a better place for birds, and Climate Watch was born. Since 2016, Climate Watch volunteers have collected data that Audubon scientists are able to use to document in peer-reviewed research that birds are responding to climate change and shifting their ranges. You can join us in this fight by observing birds in your area, using our specific protocol, and helping us learn about how birds are responding to the changing climate.
- Are you curious to know where birds have been and where they’re going? Follow along with your feathered friends’ journeys using the new Bird Migration Explorer (also available in Spanish). This state-of-the-art digital platform visualizes the heroic journeys of more than 450 bird species found in the US and Canada.
Get updates from Audubon while on the fly. Sign up today and be among the first to hear breaking news about threats facing birds and our environment, all via text message.
Are you a local Cedar Hill resident?
Did you know that Environmental Services & Tourism provide birding backpacks available for FREE checkout to adult Cedar Hill residents for up to 4 days or a weekend period?
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