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2023 Update

Bird City Texas is in its third year, and we are proud of the many certified communities and many more working towards their certification to be places where birds thrive, and people prosper. As threats to habitat loss increase and bird populations decline, committing to urban conservation for our birds is vital! 


This year, we will be taking a pause from accepting new applications in 2023 to solicit feedback from current participants, assess needs, and develop new resources to support certified cities. Please keep an eye out for a workshop later this year where we will roll out more information on our application, portal and new resources. Applications will open again in 2024. In the meantime, pencil in a fall 2023 Bird City Texas workshop to be held in October for certified and interested cities.


We look forward to continuing to engage with and support cities already certified through the Bird City Texas program. Thank you for all you do to educate the community and protect the places our feathered friends need. If you have any questions and would like to talk about Bird City Texas and our pause on new applications this year, please reach out any time.


Thank you kindly,

Chloe Crumley  ( and Judit Green (

Audubon Texas and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department