Bird City

The City of Manitowoc has received the Bird City of Wisconsin designation each year since 2011 for its "willingness to act to promote healthy bird and human populations."  Signs designating Manitowoc as a Bird City have been posted on Calumet Avenue and Waldo Boulevard for visitors to see as they enter the city.

Bird City Wisconsin (BCW) defines a Bird City as "a community whose government educates its citizens about birds while implementing sound conservation practices." BCW gives the following as top 10 reasons to become a Bird City:
  • Community Pride
  • Conservation Reputation
  • Save Money on Pest Control
  • Make Money (Bird watching helps the economy.)
  • Ecosystem Health
  • Family & Exercise
  • Understand Nature
  • Improve the Environment
  • Do It for People (It builds community spirit.)
  • Do It for the Birds (Conservation actions combat population declines.)
Related Links:
 Bird City Wisconsin
 Briess Grain Elevator Live Falcon Cam 
 Cornell Lab of Ornithology (offers safe window publications to reduce window  collisions)
 Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership
 Woodland Dunes Nature Center & Preserve (webcams to view birds, information regarding area birding events, free roaming cats, invasive species, etc.)