To encourage all communities in Wisconsin to implement sound bird conservation practices by offering public recognition to those that succeed in (a) enhancing the environment for birds and (b) educate the public about the interactions between birds and people and about the contributions birds make to a healthy community.
On March 22, 2012 the Village of Fox Point received notification that it had achieved recognition as a Bird City Wisconsin! The Village has successfully retained this designation in the succeeding enrollment periods. Today, we join 87 other Wisconsin political subdivisions that hold this title. Much like the "Tree City USA" (Fox Point has been recognized for the past 25 years); Bird City is a program to increase the public awareness of birds, especially in urban environments.
As part of the application process there were a number of basic requirements. One was an official resolution recognizing International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD). The resolution was adopted by the Village Board on February 14, 2012.
The celebration of our first IMBD was held on Saturday May 5, 2012 at Indian Creek Woods. Carl Schwartz, Coordinator for Bird City was on hand to present village trustees with a Bird City plaque, flag and village entrance signs proclaiming Fox Point a Bird City.
Additionally, several other requirements included: information on how to protect birds from window-strikes, plus information to property owners on ways to create and enhance backyard habitat for birds. To the right, you will find a wealth of information about both of these topics, plus additional website links.