Bird Friendly Calgary
In 2021, Calgary became one of Canada’s first certified Nature Canada Bird Friendly Cities, along with Vancouver, Toronto and London. In November 2023, Calgary was recertified and upgraded from entry to intermediate level.
Bird Friendly Certification aims to highlight and mitigate threats that have contributed to the loss of an estimated 3 billion birds on the landscape over the last 50 years.
What Makes a Bird Friendly City
Nature Canada with support from Environment and Climate Change Canada looked at the top threats facing birds in the urban environment and created a rubric to score cities in different areas. See below for more information on what is involved and where Calgary stands.
Habitat protection, restoration and climate resiliency
Community outreach and education