Season’s greetings from Bird City Wisconsin! As you ring in the New Year, keep in mind that 2021 renewals are due by Jan. 31.
The entire renewal process can be completed electronically, on the Bird City Wisconsin website. Just log in and then click on “APPLY/RENEW” for detailed instructions and to get started. The renewal fee is $125.
Unlike in previous years, we will not penalize communities that were unable to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day in 2020. We recognize that public health restrictions may have kept you from holding outdoor events or other gatherings this year. In your application, please describe events that you had planned but were unable to do; tell us about events that you held virtually (please include links); and, most important, tell us what you’re planning for World Migratory Bird Day in 2021.
Remember, renewing is how your community can be recognized publicly for the steps it has taken to be friendly to birds and healthy for people. It’s also a great way to let the world know that your hometown is a desirable place to work, live, take a vacation, and do some bird watching, and it signals that you want to be counted in Bird City’s statewide network of conservation advocates.
Note: Effective in 2022, the fee to apply for recognition as a Bird City and to renew will no longer be $125, as written here, but $175.