Our Goals

  • Protect, restore & enhance bird habitat
  • Reduce threats to birds
  • Educate & engage people in birding & conservation
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© T. J. Dunkerton
© T. J. Dunkerton
© T. J. Dunkerton

Why Do Birds Matter?

"Birds matter because they give us wings. And because if we save the birds, we will save the world." Pepper Trail, USFWS forensic ornithologist

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© T. J. Dunkerton

Improving the Local Environment

Community progress and an improved environment are not mutually exclusive. Many improvements can be accomplished with little expense and can be fun for local adoption.

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© T. J. Dunkerton

Economic Benefits of Designation

Birders enjoy their recreation where there are birds and they spend money in local communities - gas, food, and lodging. Why not have them spend it in yours?

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© T. J. Dunkerton

Resources for Making Your Community Bird Friendly

Check our resource library for materials on landscaping, nest boxes, and threat mitigation strategies to help birds.

Support Bird Friendly Iowa through our administrative partner Trees Forever

Trees Forever is a 501(c)(3) non-profit under the Internal Revenue code and your donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Send to the mailing address with a note it is for BFI.