Bird City Texas

Bird City Texas is now taking applications for 2024. You can apply by going to BirdCity.Org/Texas, the new landing page for the application in partnership with the Bird City Network. Applications are due June 1, 2024. Questions, please contact

This community-focused certification program was created to help people protect birds and their habitats where we live, work, and recreate. The criteria required to attain certification are designed to be impactful and efficient against habitat loss and other harmful factors impacting birds.

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Research shows that bird-friendly habitat increases property values, helps control insects, and generates tourism dollars. Where birds thrive, people prosper. From urban centers to rural towns, each community can provide important habitat for birds, and certified communities will receive recognition and community benefits as a result of these efforts.

Science-based bird conservation initiatives and community-centric action will:

  • Enhance and restore habitats
  • Increase native plant coverage in Texas for the benefit of birds and people
  • Reduce population-level threats
  • Increase public awareness of the benefits and challenges of bird conservation
  • Promote environmental stewardship in Texas cities

Audubon Texas and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department certified the first 4 communities in the Bird City Texas program last year: Bastrop, Dallas, Houston, and Port Aransas. Three new communities were certified in January 2021: Galveston, San Antonio, and Surfside Beach.

Certified Cities

Program Sponsors

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